Through The Ages
In The Heart Of The Garden by Leah Fleming is a marvellous epic tale of a garden through nearly a thousand years.
The reader is there at the start as the land is cultivated and two families meet. We journey down the years and through the generations sharing the births and deaths, the smiles and tears of those who tend the garden. The whole tale hangs together with the present day owner, an octogenarian named Iris. Her story is interwoven with the stories from the past.
Leah Fleming brings the garden to life with her comprehensive descriptions. The land almost becomes a character in its own right. If gardens could talk, what tales they would tell.
The book reveals the heritage and history of the two families. It is a compulsive and compelling read that alights the senses.