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Rewilding a Life

Alice Vincent Fiona Hampton Canongate Books



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Bolinda Audio Books
30 January 2020
When she was a girl, Alice Vincent loved her grandfather's garden - the freedom, the calm, the beauty of it. Twenty years later, living in a tiny flat in South London, that childhood in the garden feels like a dream.

When she suddenly finds herself uprooted, heartbroken, living out of a suitcase and yearning for the comfort of home, Alice starts to plant seeds. She nurtures pot plants and vines on windowsills and draining boards, filling her new space with green, and with each unfurling petal and budding leaf, she begins to come back to life.

Mixing memoir, botanical history and biography, Rootbound examines how bringing a little bit of the outside in can help us find our feet in a world spinning far too fast.
By:   Alice Vincent
Producer:   Canongate Books
Read by:   Fiona Hampton
Imprint:   Bolinda Audio Books
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   Unabridged edition
ISBN:   9780655651048
ISBN 10:   0655651047
Publication Date:   30 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Audio
Publisher's Status:   Active

Alice Vincent is a senior writer on the arts desk of The Telegraph, where she has worked since 2013. After starting her first autodidactic lessons in gardening in 2014, Alice started to write a weekly urban gardening column for The Telegraph. Her Instagram account and newsletter Noughticulture has an engaged following and she has written for Gardener's World and Gardens Illustrated, and has collaborated with Amazon, Finery, Monsoon and Seedlip, among others, and now hosts workshops and a YouTube channel for Patch Plants. Her first book, How To Grow Stuff, was published in 2017. Fiona Hampton is a British actress known for playing Amelia in Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014). Other television and film credits include: The Good Neighbour (2019), Switch (2012) and a recurring role in Holby City (2011). Fiona is also an accomplished stage actress; she has appeared in Shakespeare's Globe, Rose Theatre, Octagon Theatre and Bristol Old Vic and has played many Shakespearean heroines.

Reviews for Rootbound: Rewilding a Life

'Reading this book is like breathing fresh spring air. Rootbound is achingly honest and earthily good, a beautiful hymn to wild hope, strength and tenderness, in nature and in ourselves. I loved it.' -- Charlotte Runcie, author of Salt on Your Tongue 'A champion of urban gardening.' -- The Finery

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