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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.


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  • The Scarlet Nightingale

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: BYXUO
    Paperback
    Set in wartime London and occupied France, this is a thrilling story of love, danger and sacrifice from bestselling novelist Alan Titchmarsh. It is the late 1930s when seventeen-year-old Rosamund Hanbury leaves behind the endless summers of her coastal Devonshire home for the fast pace of high society London. Under the expert guidance of her formidable aunt, the country mouse learns how to act like a lady, hosting dinner parties and rubbing shoulders with Britain's most influential. And when the enigmatic Harry Napier sweeps her off her feet at London's famous Cafe de Paris she could almost forget that Britain has declared war. But the Phoney War ends. Harry is posted, London reels from the first bombings of the Blitz and Rosamund suffers a devastating personal loss that leaves her all the more determined to do her bit for the war effort. Joining the Special Forces she is sent to work alongside the Resistance on a top secret mission in France. It is here that her courage and loyalty are truly put to the test. And where she learns that no one is what they seem: at home or abroad ...
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  • National Trust Tour of Britain

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: CBLMS
    Hardback
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    Gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh (Gardeners' World, Alan Titchmarsh Show) introduces a lavishly illustrated book about the best of Britain, showcasing the best houses, gardens, landscapes, natural history and artistic treasures. This is an illustrated journey around many of the most beautiful and fascinating places that the National Trust looks after. Whether you are an armchair explorer or you're thinking about your next National Trust visit or holiday, this is a book you will want to have. The tour starts in the Midlands, then we travel through England, Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland, discovering spectacular and iconic landscapes; perfect beaches, dramatic hills, peaceful wood and precious wildlife reserves. Explore breathtaking and historic properties - country houses, castles, cottages, quirky follies and even strange cave houses. Many of them tell fascinating stories and contain remarkable treasures. From little walled gardens to painstakingly perfect topiary to riotously delightful cottage gardens, all sort sof beautiful gardens and grand masterpieces are discovered. And finally, our most ancient landmarks are visited, including prehistoric standing stones, Saxon burial mounds and 1000-year-old trees. The tour is introduced by Alan Titchmarsh, a beloved national treasure and anchor of The Secrets of the National Trust series on Channel 5 in March 2017. The authors are Sally Palmer and Anna Groves, the editor of the National Trust magazine and one of its frequent contributors.
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  • Rosie

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: BIQWU
    Audio
    This is a delicious blend of humour and romance, and a resounding affirmation that there is no such thing as the generation gap. The voice on the other end of the phone was severe. 'It's your grandmother'. 'Yes?'. 'She's been arrested'. Nick Robertson has become used to his grandmother Rosie's dotty behaviour. At 86, a widow now, she is determined that before life passes her by, she will live a little. Or preferably a lot. It wouldn't be so bad if Nick had nothing else to do, but with a job to find, two warring parents to cope with and a love life in terminal decline, he would prefer his grandmother to get on with things quietly. But, Rosie insists, there is no time like the present...This recording is unabridged. Typically abridged audiobooks are not more than 60 per cent of the author's work and as low as 30 per cent with characters and plotlines removed.
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  • The Queen's Houses

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ALKEK
    Hardback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Water Gardening

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AGEPE
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Grow Your Own Plants

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AGEIN
    Paperback
    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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  • The Haunting

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AEYNL
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Weekend Gardening

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ADXND
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Allotment Gardening

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ADXNB
    Paperback
    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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  • Mr. MacGregor

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ABVLO
    Paperback
    Rob MacGregor, hired to recapture the declining audience for a daytime gardening programme, quickly becomes Britain's latest heartthrob. The only trouble is, Rob's co-presenter is not at all pleased to see his thunder stolen. Nor is Rob's longterm girlfriend, Katherine, pleased to find out that Rob's been having a steamy affair with one of the TV station's newsreaders...Rob's career goes from strength to strength, but he finds the in-fighting and TV politics harder and harder to cope with - and he's becoming increasingly concerned about his recently widowed father, who seems to be in danger of losing the small nursery the family has run for generations. Somebody is desperate to buy that land, and Rob is determined to find out why...
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  • Only Dad

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ABVLN
    Paperback
    According to their friends, Tom and Pippa Drummond have the perfect existence - a great lifestyle, a lively marriage, and a great kid in Tally. In their late thirties, living in a converted barn on the edge of the Sussex Downs, Tom is a partner in 'The Pelican', a restaurant in Axbury Minster, and Pippa, after a short career as a cook, grows herbs for sale locally and brings up sixteen-year-old Tally - a lively blonde with her head screwed firmly on to her shoulders. A rare summer holiday is planned - an idyllic retreat in the Italian hills. Tom takes time off from the restaurant, Pippa leaves her herbs in the charge of a dotty neighbour, and Tally takes a break from the two men in her life - fast-living Alex and the plodding, persevering 'Blip'. Tuscany is everything they hoped it would be - cicadas in the trees, the scent of sage and citrus and suppers under the stars. But their joy is short lived. Overnight their lives, their circumstances, their very identities are suddenly altered, and life will never be the same again. From being the envy of their friends, the Drummonds are plunged into a world that nobody would wish upon them.
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  • Nobbut a Lad

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ABTMH
    Paperback
    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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  • When I Was a Nipper

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ABGUJ
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Wildlife Gardening

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ABBRA
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Roses

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ABBQY
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden: Growing Bulbs

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: ABBQX
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AALIM
    Paperback
    Vertical gardening adds an extra dimension to gardens and this book will cover the ins and outs of growing climbers and wall plants to get the very best in terms of cover, cropping and flowering. It will look at flowering plants, fruit and some vegetable plants, and how to make the most of every available space in your garden. It includes: creative ideas for using climbers and wall shrubs effectively in the garden; quick lists of plants for specific purposes, conditions or effects; A-Z profiles of recommended plants; practical advice on training, pruning and propagation; and, illustrated step-by-step guides to 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 successfully grow climbers and wall shrubs.
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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AALIK
    Paperback
    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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AALIJ
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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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  • Alan Titchmarsh How to Garden

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AALIH
    Paperback
    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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  • Folly

    Alan Titchmarsh

    Product Code: AAFLD
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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 ...
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