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Spring Rain (MP3)
Released the same day as the standard print edition
Spring Rain (MP3)
Written by:
Marc Hamer 
Read by:
Matt Addis 
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
Number of CDs:
6 hours 21 minutes 
MP3 size:
276 MB 
February 02 2023 
Available Date:
February 02 2023 
Age Category:
Non-fiction; Memoirs; Nature; Plant Life 
Bolinda audio 
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NZD$ 34.95
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A wise and life-affirming memoir about the significance of gardens from childhood to old age, and how nature can help us heal.

In Spring Rain, writer and gardener, Marc Hamer, now in his 60s, shares his path to contentment from difficult beginnings. Through the prism of family gardens, he reflects on how we reconcile our childhoods with where we end up as adults. Growing up in a violent home, as a young boy, Hamer found solace and safety in his small back garden. In particular, in its shed, where he stumbled across an incomplete set of old encylopaedias. These books, and observing the plants and insects in his private kingdom, began his lifelong love of learning and openness to the world. Throughout his journey from youth to age, which included a period living homeless in the countryside, Hamer has found the answers to life's questions in the nature around him. While building his 'final' garden at his home in Cardiff, he looks back at what he has learned along the way, from his days as a child watching ants, to his later life as a professional gardener creating places of calm and restoration for others.

'Marc Hamer knows how to live - simply, sparely, reverently, abundantly. Spring Rain is a tonic for the soul.'
Sy Montgomery, New York Times bestselling author of How to Be a Good Creature

'A wonderful book about our relationship with the earth, with other animals and with our own troubled humanity.'
Max Porter, author of Lanny

'Wholly original ... on how to live, how to be calm and content with only a little, in a quietly humming garden.'
Daily Mail