Lynne Truss's first novel. With it she joined the ranks of the very best writers
'It was nobody's fault, this widely held assumption that Come Into the Garden had long since sought eternal peace in the great magazine rack in the sky. Nevertheless, it required strength of character for those intimately acquainted with the title not to take the comments personally. After all, it was a bit like being dead but not lying down.'
Osborne Lonsdale, a down-at-heel journalist mysteriously attractive to women, writes a regular celebrity interview for Come Into the Garden. This week his 'Me and My Shed' column will be based on the charming garden outhouse owned by TV sitcom star Angela Farmer. Unknown to Osborne, driving down to Devon to interview Angela in her country retreat, the sleepy magazine has been taken over by new management. So it happens that Osborne's research trip is interrupted by a trainload of anxious hacks from London - Lillian, the fluffy blonde secretary, Michelle, the sub-editor who has a secret crush on Osborne, and Trent Carmichael, crime novelist and bestselling author of S is for...Secateurs!
'Lynne Truss has written a perfect comic novel' -Daily Telegraph 'This book will become a perennial comic delight... this Truss must never be stopped' - Sue Limb 'Hilarious... as witty as a knot garden... Lots of good jokes. I loved it' - Valerie Grove, The Times