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- DescriptionIn 1911, in the Scottish Border village of Sprouston, the young parish minister wrote to the Daily Mail for entry forms for its sweet pea competition.The top prize was a staggering GBP1000 and organisers predicted that as many as 15,000 would enter. He could t foretell that the paper's estimate of the number of competitors would be more than doubled, or that a fortnight before the deadline a nation-wide drought would threaten the very existence of the sweet peas he was so painstakingly cultivating. This touching - and beautifully illustrated - tale is based on a true story.
- Author BiographyHENRY DONALD was born in Haddington near Edinburgh and educated at McGill University, Montreal. He taught in Canada, England and Scotland, and as an actor toured with Sir John Martin-Harvey. He was associated with the BBC for over twenty years as producer, broadcaster, drama critic and writer.
- Author(s)Henry Donald
- PublisherCanongate Books Ltd
- Date of Publication06/03/2003
- SubjectTrue Stories
- Place of PublicationEdinburgh
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCanongate Books Ltd
- Content Notefull colour illustrations
- Weight134 g
- Width151 mm
- Height181 mm
- Spine6 mm
- Illustrator(s)Ann Ross Paterson
- Edition StatementMain
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