|About the Book|
Did you know that Dick Turpin, Branwell Bronte and Albert Einstein kept vegetable allotments? No? Nor did I, but I think I do now.If you have, had or are considering applying for, an allotment, then allotment humour is something you are going toMoreDid you know that Dick Turpin, Branwell Bronte and Albert Einstein kept vegetable allotments? No? Nor did I, but I think I do now.If you have, had or are considering applying for, an allotment, then allotment humour is something you are going to have to learn to appreciate.During my allotted time on Gods Eden, I have met rats, mice, worms, hippies and more than my share of miserable old gits. Ive also met some very nice people along the way. The miserable old gits drank church radiator water tea from Thermos flasks and ate ferret sandwiches, whilst urinating on their compost heaps to make them steam, then they would pop into Aldi, or some other such supermarket, for some fresh vegetables, take home some top-soil for the garden and leave some Clubroot and onion rot for future generations to enjoy.I think this is one of those books with a free packet of humour seeds. I would buy it, if I was you, just to see if I could find them.What If the Famous Had Allotments? leads the reader up and down the garden (allotment) path of some very famous, and infamous, allotmenteers. This is not a serious how to book about exterminating slugs, bastard trenching (no need to swear) and no dig gardening, no way! This is more of a light hearted, tongue in cheek, A to Z of famous (or infamous) names, along with a few what if scenarios revolving around their potential to become good lifers.The author, Dave Dealy, thinks there are far too many serious allotment books, (according to the Ed, hes probably bought most of them!) so now its time for something silly and, hopefully, entertaining.Henceforth, may allotment humour germinate, propogate, seed and prosper.