Six Square Metres: Reflections From A Small Garden by Margaret SimonsSix Square Metres: Reflections From A Small Garden by Margaret Simons

Six Square Metres: Reflections From A Small Garden

byMargaret Simons

Hardcover | July 1, 2016

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Life lessons from the ground up. Sometimes you reap what you sow. Sometimes you reap what other people sowed. Sometimes you haven't got a clue what you are sowing, and sometimes you just get lucky, or unlucky. All these things are true of life, as of gardening. In this thoughtful and beautifully observed book, journalist and gardening enthusiast Margaret Simons takes readers on a journey through the seasons, through her life, and through the tiny patch of inner-urban earth that is home to her garden. Over a course of a year, within the garden and without, there are births to celebrate and deaths to mourn; there are periods of great happiness and light, and times of quiet reflection. There is, in other words, all the chaos, joy, sorrow, and splendor of being alive.
Margaret Simons is a freelance journalist and author and director of the Centre for Advancing Journalism at the University of Melbourne. She writes about the media for a number of publications and has published eleven books including The Content Makers and more recently, Malcolm Fraser: the political memoirs, written with the late form...
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Title:Six Square Metres: Reflections From A Small GardenFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 7.5 × 5.25 × 0.5 inPublished:July 1, 2016Publisher:Scribe Publications Pty Ltd.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1925106837

ISBN - 13:9781925106831

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‘In Six Square Metres Margaret Simons, queen of the tiny vegetable garden, heartened me with her radiant pragmatism.’ — Helen Garner, The Saturday Age ‘[A] considered and meticulously observed book written by an author who is willing to share the tribulations and joys of a blended family, a fast-paced life and the endless smell of French fries. By doing so, she permits us to consider our own plot — in life and in gardening.’ — Chris Gordon , Readings ‘Packed with wit, wisdom and the occasional gardening tip.’ — Brisbane News It’s a testament to Simons’ wit and humour that a book on “gardening-related reflections” held my interest so. The vignettes range from musings on life, death and human connections to likening John Howard to a brassica and uncovering the leg of a Barbie doll in the compost. A delightful ode to the rhythm of the seasons and “life continuing in messy fashion no matter what plans we make.” — Shu-Ling Chua, BMA Magazine, 'Top 5 Books of 2015'