Coverart for item
The Resource A fig at the gate : the joys of friendship, gardening and the gaining of wisdom, Kate Llewellyn

A fig at the gate : the joys of friendship, gardening and the gaining of wisdom, Kate Llewellyn

Label
A fig at the gate : the joys of friendship, gardening and the gaining of wisdom
Title
A fig at the gate
Title remainder
the joys of friendship, gardening and the gaining of wisdom
Statement of responsibility
Kate Llewellyn
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Fulfilling, funny and utterly beguiling, 'A Fig at the Gate' takes us with Kate Llewellyn, now in her seventies, as she embraces a new phase in her life, establishing and nourishing an entirely new garden in which she finds not only delight but a focus for a meditation on ageing. Following the joyful trial-and-error crafting of her gardens in the Blue Mountains and in the north of Wollongong in NSW, Kate buys a house near the sea in Adelaide hoping to reconnect with old friends and family. In her bare backyard Kate creates what is mainly a food garden, planting olives, plums, limes and blood oranges, learning how to keep poultry, setting a duck on eggs. She finds joy and solace in the fruiting of her trees and in enjoying the harvest of her own garden. Weather, birds, and learning new skills delight and enrich her. Kate also writes about relishing old friends, making new ones, long companionable beach walks, taking pleasure in old recipes, food and wine, and her three brothers. Wise and joyful, accepting what she cannot change while relishing what she has, Kate shares the beauties and frailties of the human condition and shows us what the gifts of ageing can bring
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1940-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Llewellyn, Kate
Illustrations
plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Llewellyn, Kate
  • Women poets, Australian
  • Authors, Australian
  • Gardening
Target audience
adult
Label
A fig at the gate : the joys of friendship, gardening and the gaining of wisdom, Kate Llewellyn
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9781760110888
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
plan
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a121981
  • (Sirsi) a121981
Label
A fig at the gate : the joys of friendship, gardening and the gaining of wisdom, Kate Llewellyn
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 300 pages
Isbn
9781760110888
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
plan
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a121981
  • (Sirsi) a121981

Library Locations

    • Dianella LibraryBorrow it
      Waverley Street , Dianella, 6059, AU
      -31.896116 115.873277
Processing Feedback ...