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Rachel's Book

20 January 2016 16:14:10

Just had to say a few words about how much I have enjoyed reading Rachel's book"Journal of an Irish Garden".

What a delight it was to get lost in those pages when it was too dark to be out in my own garden!

Aspects I especially enjoyed - that the sections were short enough to read over a cuppa - though sometimes I couldn't stop myself going on to read several more.

I loved that I had met Rachel, and had visited the garden, so I could visualize a lot of what she was referring to.

I think my favourite aspect was the Index - it was great to think you could look a potential purchase, and find out how it grew in a real Irish Garden, not just a generic comment as in many books.

Finally, wasn't it delightful to be able to 'hear' Rachel's own voice coming off the page - sure sign of a good writer. Keep up the good work.

Sorry I missed Johnstown - hope to be there next year. Elizabeth2 (liztai) from Tallaght :-)

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Myrtle Myrtle 20 January 2016 17:46:59

I have a few days away planned and I am saving the pleasure till then. Very good points Elizabeth. We missed you at Johnstown.

SandraR SandraR 20 January 2016 18:47:39

I'm in the middle of reading it and thoroughly enjoying it too. Although I haven't visited Rachel's garden yet, I watch her videos so know exactly what you mean when you say you can hear her voice coming off the pages. 

Jackie Jackie 20 January 2016 19:10:29

A brilliant read indeed and so glad I got it. I loved how it was put together and it was such an easy read too! We did miss you at Johnstown Elizabeth but hopefully will see you around again real soon.


fran m fran m 20 January 2016 19:32:21

That is a fantastic discription of the book Elizabeth. I have found myself picking it up again and reading parts again while having a cuppa, just the perfect length.

JoanG JoanG 20 January 2016 20:38:48

Well said Elizabeth, I thoroughly agree.  We missed you at Johnstown and hope to see you again soon. 

Rachel Rachel 20 January 2016 21:24:46

Thank you so so much, everyone, for your wonderful comments and support. It is really appreciated.

Gracedieu Lass Gracedieu Lass 20 January 2016 21:41:45

A great read. Looking forward to seeing you next year at Johnstown and maybe you will get to some garden visit during the year.

Rachel, have a great time on holidays.

Moya Moya 20 January 2016 22:05:01

I've been dipping into it and I am also enjoying it immensely.


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