Life In The Garden

Episodes

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01Reality And Metaphor20171106

Penelope Lively's memoir of her life in gardens is read by Stephanie Cole.

Stephanie Cole reads Penelope Lively's intimate meditation on gardening, literature and creativity. Today's episode considers the metaphorical garden, from the Garden of Eden to Monet's water lilies at Giverny.

Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her Oxfordshire garden and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. In this intimate and eloquent work of narrative non-fiction, one of the UK's most cherished and admired writers uses the garden to break open the world for us, and examines how we might encourage our lives to bloom.

Abridged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

02The Written Garden20171107

Penelope Lively's memoir of her life in gardens is read by Stephanie Cole.

Penelope Lively's intimate meditation on gardening, literature and creativity continues as she turns her attention to the garden in fiction.

Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her Oxfordshire garden and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. In this intimate and eloquent work of narrative non-fiction, one of the UK's most cherished and admired writers uses the garden to break open the world for us, and examines how we might encourage our lives to bloom.

Read by Stephanie Cole
Abridged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

03The Fashionable Garden20171108

Penelope Lively's memoir of her life in gardens is read by Stephanie Cole.

Stephanie Cole reads Penelope Lively's intimate meditation on gardening, literature and creativity. Today's episode considers the influence of fashion on gardens.

Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her Oxfordshire garden and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. In this intimate and eloquent work of narrative non-fiction, one of the UK's most cherished and admired writers uses the garden to break open the world for us, and examines how we might encourage our lives to bloom.

Abridged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

04Time, Order And The Garden20171109

Penelope Lively's memoir of her life in gardens is read by Stephanie Cole.

Penelope Lively's intimate meditation on gardening, literature and creativity continues as she presents gardening as the ultimate defiance of time.

Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her Oxfordshire garden and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. In this intimate and eloquent work of narrative non-fiction, one of the UK's most cherished and admired writers uses the garden to break open the world for us, and examines how we might encourage our lives to bloom.

Read by Stephanie Cole
Abridged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.

05Town And Country20171110

Penelope Lively's memoir of her life in gardens is read by Stephanie Cole.

Stephanie Cole reads Penelope Lively's intimate meditation on gardening, literature and creativity. Today's episode considers city allotments and the suburban garden.

Penelope Lively has always been a keen gardener. This book is partly a memoir of her own life in gardens: the large garden at home in Cairo where she spent most of her childhood, her Oxfordshire garden and the smaller urban garden in the North London home she lives in today. In this intimate and eloquent work of narrative non-fiction, one of the UK's most cherished and admired writers uses the garden to break open the world for us, and examines how we might encourage our lives to bloom.

Abridged by Siân Preece
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie.