There are consquences from visiting the Garden Literary Festival,
I'm sitting there, listening happily, and a book is mentioned. Oh that sounds interesting I think and look it up. I then make a note of it. A little later another book is mentioned, the same thing happens again. The picture above is what happens next, I appear to have bought a few and still have a few that I had to make wait until another payday had been.
Not all were mentioned at the weekend, one I happened across in the book shop at Hatfield House, but it was sealed so that it could not be flipped through. I understand why this happens as it does protect the book from being over-perused, but it did mean that I could not decide whether I wanted it or not. I was curious enough to buy a second hand copy from a well known internet book seller, but I would not have risked the full price.
One book though I have to give special mention to. Its called British Gardeners, A Biographical Dictionary'. I had never heard of this book and again I had to make a second hand purchase. It arrived and after moment of quickly looking at what I had bought I realised I had a purchased a real gem. It contains pretty much every gardener you can think of and many that I could not have thought of as I did not know of them.
Now I need to make room on the book shelves.