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Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh was born on 2 May, 1949 in Ilkley, West Riding of Yorkshire and is one of Britain's favourite personalities. A gardener, presenter and novelist who first made his name through gardening journalism, he then went on to host popular television programmes including Gardeners' World and Ground Force.

Alan trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. He has written over 40 gardening books and also hosts his own show on BBC Radio 2.



Alan Titchmarsh Books

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    The Scarlet Nightingale, the latest bestseller from national treasure Alan Titchmarsh, is a sweeping tale of love, courage and betrayal that spans across wartime London and Paris.
    As war rages, one young woman is torn between love and loyalty... 17-year-old Rosamund Hanbury has moved from the Devonshire coast to London and is learning how to act like a lady, hosting dinner parties and rubbing shoulders with Britain's finest.

    She meets and falls for Harry Napier, but then he is posted to go into battle. After suffering a major loss, Rosamund joins the Special Forces and joins a top secret mission in France - where she learns no one is quite what they seem...
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    Everyone's favourite gardener Alan Titchmarsh introduces a stunning book about the National Trust's best houses, gardens, landscapes, historical sites and artistic treasures.

    Packed with beautiful artwork, this book focuses on National Trust destinations throughout the UK and is full of recommendations and tips for making the most of your visit.

    From beautiful beaches to wonderful wildlife reserves and gorgeous gardens to ancient landmarks, there are so many places to explore and discover throughout Great Britain.
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    We all aspire to a beautiful garden that suits our lifestyle, but it can be hard to keep on top of the day-to-day care that gardens often require to look their best. Perfect for those who struggle with the workload, who want a space to relax in but aren't especially green-fingered, or for those are simply too busy to get stuck in, "Weekend Gardening" shows how to create an achievable garden that lives up to your dreams with just a few hours of work a week. It explains the basic principles of labour-saving design. It presents: practical projects that can be completed in a weekend; recommended easy-care plants; solutions for difficult sites; and, quick-reference seasonal tasks.
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    An allotment can be a source of abundant fresh fruit and vegetables for the home, as well as an oasis of calm for all the family to enjoy, but taking one on can be an intimidating prospect. Alan Titchmarsh makes it easy by explaining how to get the most from your plot with easy-to-follow, practical information and advice on what to grow, when to harvest and how to store your produce. This title shows to assess your plot and work with what you've got. It offers advice on layout and crop rotation. It provides expert guidance on care and maintenance. It includes directory of vegetables, fruit and herbs. It also includes seasonal calendar of what to do when.
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    The rose is the nation's favourite flower and never goes out of fashion. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to grow and care for roses in your garden. He covers all the essential techniques and provides inspirational ideas for training and planting schemes that will ensure healthy plants and stunning displays year on year. This title features: A-Z directory of Alan's recommended roses; essential techniques for pruning and support; how to combine roses with other plants; suggested roses for all garden situations, including shady and exposed sites; and, comprehensive guide to understanding rose types.
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    Successful gardens can be created in the smallest spaces, and in this inspiring and practical guide Alan Titchmarsh shows how to transform even the tiniest outdoor area into an attractive garden. With ideas for maximizing space and advice on design, planning and plant selection, this is the definitive handbook for anyone wanting to create a private haven in limited space. This title features: ideas for front gardens, side passages, courtyards, balconies, rooftops and windowsills; tricks to make small spaces seem larger; how to use every inch of space, including containers; easy-to-follow landscaping plans for all garden shapes and styles; and, guidance on growing vegetables, herbs and fruit in small plots.
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    Expert advice on hanging baskets, window boxes, patio pots and sink gardens. Advice on compatibility of containers and plants such as bulbs, climbers and fruit and vegetables, and how to arrange them for maximum visual and olfactory impact. Includes: * style solutions for all types of garden, * comprehensive advice on plant selection, * guidance on seasonal care, repotting, watering and feeding, * tips on how to achieve year-round colour and scent. Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.
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    Timothy Gandy has kept his lifetime's ambition secret for forty years. Now, suddenly (if tragically) released from the hen-pecked tedium of his ordinary existence, he is unexpectedly free to realize his dreams. He will embark on a Grand Tour of Europe, following in the footsteps of the aristocrats of the eighteenth century. He anticipates high art, culture and pleasant weather. He never expected to encounter new friendships - and possibly even love - along the way. It seems that Mr Gandy has embarked on the journey of a lifetime...
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    An involving family story with a mystery at its heart from bestselling novelist and favourite TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh. It seems a perfect afternoon in the Highlands. Standing at the door of the lochside castle that has been his family's home for generations, Charlie Stuart welcomes his guests to the annual summer drinks party. Conversation, laughter and the clinking of glasses soon fill the air as friends and neighbours come together to toast the laird's happiness and prosperity. But Charlie sees the truth behind the facade: the sacrifices made to safeguard the estate; the devastating losses that have haunted him for decades; the guilt that lies at the heart of it all. And in a few hours, he knows, the perfect afternoon will come to an end. The past, with its dark secrets of love, death, loyalty and betrayal, is about to catch up with him. And it could finally tear his family apart ...
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    In "When I Was a Nipper" Alan Titchmarsh goes on a personal and nostalgic journey through post-War Britain in search of treasured values and traditions that were once the soul of society. With characteristic wit, warmth and humour he draws on the experience of his own childhood, and also takes a broader perspective, creating a wonderfully detailed and evocative portrait of a way of life that is fast disappearing, and asks what can we learn from this era of austerity to make our lives better today? Born in Yorkshire in 1949 and brought up in a Britain still recovering from the Second World War, Alan remembers a time of relative calm, when it was enough to return home at night knowing that the house would still be standing. We were known throughout the world for our patience, resourcefulness and resilience. 'Mustn't grumble' was almost a national catchphrase, and queuing was second nature. Illustrated throughout with over 200 wonderful archive photographs, "When I Was a Nipper" takes us back to those days, down high streets and through farmyards, on to trolley buses and into local pubs. As we move towards a global economy, as communities fragment and customs are lost, "When I Was a Nipper" captures a world that is fast receding into history. It's powerfully nostalgic for those who remember those days, but it's also Alan's timely call to all recession-hit Brits to heed the lessons of austerity Britain: 'make do and mend'; 'look on the bright side' and 'take the knocks on the chin'.
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    One of the most exciting aspects of gardening is growing your own plants from scratch. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how simple it is to propagate plants by following a few basic techniques. Learn how to produce a flourishing garden filled with ornamental and edible plants, at very little expense. Features: demystified, down-to-earth approach to propagation; easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams; A-Z directory with recommended propagation techniques for each plant; key tips on taking cuttings, sowing seed, layering and division; and guidance on promoting growth of young plants.
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    How can the mysterious disappearance of Anne Flint and the drowning of a young girl in a chalk stream in 1816 possibly affect the life of schoolteacher Harry Flint some two centuries later?With a failed marriage and no job, Harry begins to research his ancestors. The deeper he digs, the more he realises that the past is closer than he had ever imagined.The Haunting is a story of love, betrayal and intrigue. Where people are not what they seem, and the past is no more predictable than the future...
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    Learn all the tricks to grow vegetables from seed, maintain mature plants, keep the pests at bay and produce a sustainable crop in your vegetable garden. Includes: * A-Z of vegetables and herbs and how to grow and harvest them, * advice on feeding, watering and combating pests, weeds and diseases, * practical tips on preparing and improving soil, * how to manage your plot to ensure year-round produce. Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.
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    We all enjoy having fresh flowers in the home, but they can sometimes be costly and the range is often limited. In this inspiring guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to grow a vibrant selection of plants to use in arrangements: flowers of many shapes, sizes and colours, and foliage, berries and seedheads too. With a little planning, you can have something beautiful in your home every day of the year. Features: A-Z directory of Alan's recommended plants for cutting; ideas for arrangements and planting plans for cutting plots; tips on choosing the right plants for your garden; expert advice on cutting and preparing flowers and foliage; and seasonal recommendations and ideas for special occasions.
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    This is the most successful gardens work with nature to create natural environments in which jobs such as pollination and pest control are left to the wildlife. In this definitive guide, Alan Titchmarsh shows how to create natural ecosystems in your garden to encourage beneficial insects, birds and other wildlife and establish the best environment in which your garden will thrive. This title features design ideas and planting plans for wildlife-friendly gardens, and wildlife gallery showing common birds, mammals, amphibians and insects and how to attract them to your garden. It discusses how to create natural habitats. It offers recommended trees, shrubs and flowers for biodiversity. It presents seasonal tasks for the year.
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    Daffodils and tulips herald the arrival of spring, but from the earliest snowdrops to autumn crocosmias, bulbs bring colour and interest to gardens all year round. They can be naturalized in lawns, planted in containers, fill gaps between shrubs or form the basis of stunning borders. This definitive guide gives you Alan Titchmarsh's top tips for how to use bulbs to best effect in your garden. This title features: A-Z directory of Alan's recommended bulbs, corms, tubers and rhizomes; easy-to-follow plans show how to use bulbs in various situations and at different times of year; practical tips for growing bulbs in grass, rockeries, containers, indoors and for cutting; planting and growing techniques; and, seasonal planting for year-round colour and scent.
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    Water will bring a garden miraculously to life, drawing the eye more than any other feature. When still, its shimmering reflections create a peaceful mood, while moving water animates the garden scene and delights with its mesmerizing sounds. In this definitive guide, Alan shows you how to design and make a water feature to suit any size and style of garden, from a large wildlife pond, stream or rill to the tiniest pebble or wall fountain. Features: easy-to-follow instructions and step-by-step diagrams; A-Z directory of Alan's recommended pond and waterside plants; guide to choosing and caring for fish; key tips on encouraging wildlife to your pond; and season-by-season guide to pond maintenance.
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    You can't beat growing, picking and eating fruit from your very own garden. This book will guide you through the processes and pitfalls of fruit-growing, from propagating your first seeds, or planting your first tree, to selecting the ripe fruits for your dinner table. It includes guidance on selecting all types of fruit for home growing, and handy tips for maximizing flavour and cropping. It features illustrated A-Z profiles of recommended fruit, practical advice on care, harvesting, storage, pruning, propagation and pest control, and step-by-step illustrations showing essential techniques. Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive practical guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to grow delicious fruit in your garden.
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    Deals with the basic skills that every gardener needs to know and understand. Think about what you're trying to achieve, whether it be formative shaping of the plant, maintenance, renewal or rejuvenation. Look at the best tools available for the job and the different techniques to use. Includes: * guidance on selecting and using tools and equipment, * comprehensive instructions on pruning plants, including roses, shrubs and hedges, * tips on how to increase cropping and flowering, * advice on training for shape and support. Alan Titchmarsh imparts a lifetime of expertise in these definitive guides for beginners and experienced gardeners. Step-by-step illustrations and easy-to-follow instructions guide you through the basic skills and on to the advanced techniques, providing everything you need to create and maintain your dream garden.
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    In this warm, wonderfully evocative and often hilarious memoir one of the best-loved men in Britain, Alan Titchmarsh, brilliantly recalls his childhood in 1950s Yorkshire. Alan Titchmarsh grew up, and developed his passion for nature in the wild and beautiful landscape of Yorkshire. A real treat for his millions of fans, the ever-popular presenter vividly depicts a childhood of simple pleasures like climbing trees and fishing in streams, in a time of post-war austerity. It was not a deprived childhood, yet neither was the garden eternally rosy and Alan's colourful portrait of a bygone era brings poignant moments and others that leave you aching with laughter. Alan's sharp eye for detail brings to life various family members and their memorable quirks, as well as local characters, childhood haunts and significant events that have shaped his life. Filled with Alan's inimitable down-to-earth humour and heart-warming tales, this memoir is guaranteed to be every bit as well-loved as Trowel and Error, which has now sold over 400,000 copies, and become a classic of childhood memoir.
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    The Queen's life is dedicated to her public - every move is scrutinised, every word noted. But her homes are havens where peace can be found, away from watchful eyes; sanctuaries of private calm in a whirlwind life of public duty. In The Queen's Houses, Alan Titchmarsh takes us on a tour of the royal residences, examining the personal family stories behind these magnificent buildings. Through personal reflections, interviews with royal staff and meticulous historical research, Alan looks beyond the formal grandeur of Buckingham Palace, the imposing structure of Windsor Castle and the private escape offered by Balmoral and others. Illustrated with intimate family photographs and evocative memorabilia, The Queen's Houses offers a glimpse of life behind the state banquets and sovereign duties - a respectful study of the royal family at home.
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    A great raconteur and entertainer, Alan Titchmarsh gets together every Christmas with family and friends to celebrate the season and performs much-loved anecdotes, stories, poems and sketches - old and new. Fill My Stocking combines these well-known favourites with his own self-penned festive pieces, each beautifully illustrated with his own watercolour vignettes. Collected together for the first time, this is the perfect stocking filler for his legions of fans. Alan Titchmarsh has presented numerous television programmes including the hugely popular How To Be A Gardener and British Isles: A Natural History. He is also a best-selling writer and novelist.
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    Few elements add interest to a garden better than a well-placed tree, and even the smallest of gardens can accommodate one. But trees are long-term investments, so it's worth knowing exactly what you want before you plant. Here Alan Titchmarsh guides us through the selection and planting processes, plus how to look after trees to ensure optimum performance and maximum impact. This title shows: how to design with trees and where to plant; practicalities of location and aspect; ornamental effects for all seasons; pests, diseases and problems; and, illustrated gallery of recommended trees.
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    Jamie Ballantyne and Artemis King were never meant to fall in love. The feud between their families has run for three generations.But whatever Jamie's head might tell him, his heart will always belong to Artemis. After fifty years, perhaps it's time for the Kings and the Ballantynes to bury the hatchet.Then Jamie and Artemis start to uncover their shared past. What they find will rock the foundations of both their families, as a web of deceit and intrigue is ruinously exposed ...