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Most gardeners view themselves as nature lovers, with one of the most enjoyable aspects of creating and maintaining a garden lying in the feeling of closeness to nature. It often comes as a surprise to many, however, that their garden is an essential home. Christine and Michael Lavelle's How to Create a Wildlife Garden provides complete instructions for designing and planting wildlife habitats, with over 40 practical projects, a directory of 70 wildlife species and 960 photographs.
Nellie Welche is a companion to royalty and keeper of secrets and Laurie Graham's A Humble Companion tells her story. The daughter of a high-ranking steward in the household of Prinnie, Prince of Wales, in the 18th century, at the age of twelve she was proposed as a suitably humble companion to George III's daughter Priincess Sophia, and the two become friends for life. This book sees the sharp-penned Nellie's memoirs narrate everything from the first rumblings of revolution in France to the times of gas light and steam trains, as the royalty struggle to adapt to an ever-changing world.