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My Garden, the City and Me: Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London

Biography / Memoir

By: Helen Babbs

144 pages, b/w illustrations

Timber Press

Hardback | Jun 2011 | #194179 | ISBN-13: 9781604691672
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NHBS Price: £9.99 $12/€11 approx

About this book

This book charts, over one year, her first steps with plants and the discoveries she makes along the way as she tussles with garden pests, watches falcons from the top of a skyscraper and beachcombs along the strand by the River Thames. As she draws a portrait of her secret green world high up above the urban sprawl, we become aware of the unique ecology of London and the immense web of life that its green spaces support.

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Helen Babbs is a freelance journalist and writer in her mid-twenties. She has worked for the BBC, Associated Press and Time Out and is editor of the London Wildlife Trust's magazine "Wild London". She also has a monthly column in "Kitchen Garden" magazine and blogs on their website, as well as writing for "Organic Garden" and "Home" magazines.

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