Jolly Green Giant

By: Bellamy, David

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Mint condition.Century,2002.First UK edition-first printing(1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2).Green hardback(gilt lettering to the spine) with Dj(some nicks,a couple of creases and scratches on the Dj cover),both in mint condition.Illustrated with b/w photos.The book is new with a small nick on the edge of the pages,light shelf wear on the back of the Dj cover.400pp including Appendices.Price un-clipped.

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Review:The long-awaited autobiography of Britain's favourite botanist. n nFamiliar to us from our television screens for the last 30 years, the guru of natural history returns to public prominence with this thoroughly entertaining and absorbing memoir of life as a botanist, broadcaster and writer who has travelled all over the world in search of his beloved plants. Bellamy was born in Surrey to a respectable lower middle-class family and grew up during the Second World War. Despite the inevitable privations he seems to have had a wonderful childhood, collecting shrapnel and unexploded bombs and roaming the countryside, developing a deep love for its quiet and stillness. Possible careers included medicine and (remarkably) ballet, but in the end an academic life beckoned and he became a lecturer at Durham University before finding fame and fortune. Bellamy is clearly a natural writer, with a gift for humorous, often self-deprecating anecdotes that makes the pages turn very quickly. Especially interesting is his discussion of the various ecological causes he has championed over the years, even going to prison for them on one occasion.

Title: Jolly Green Giant

Author Name: Bellamy, David

Categories: Biographies & Memoirs,

Edition: First UK edition-first printing

Publisher: Century: 2002

ISBN Number: 0712683593

ISBN Number 13: 9780712683593

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 236

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