Book cover for The Garden Against Time

The Garden Against Time



02 May 2024
336 pages
Imprint: Picador


What a wonderful book this is. I loved the enchanting and beautifully written story but also the fascinating and thoughtful excursions along the way
A sharp and enthralling memoir of the garden’s contradiction: dream and reality, life and death, the fascination of cultivation and the political horrors that it can disguise
Laing probes important questions about land ownership and exclusion and the human drive to create paradise on earth. All the while, her elegant prose bewitches and beguiles. A truly wonderful read
No one writes with more energy and ecstasy than Olivia Laing. This book is what we need right now: paradise, regained