I'd read about this book somewhere or other, and wanted a copy, but was holding back from buying it. Too many books on my shelves and too little cash to splash on yet more. But then happenstance meant it turned up in a charity shop. As if Fate was giving me a push to acquire it (and for a fraction of its RRP.)
It's subtitled 'Rooftop Adventures in the Wilds of London' and is a slight but very charming book, easily read in one sitting, and featuring beautiful illustrations by James Nunn.
It's not a strictly practical how-to gardening book, but one that's as much about daily living and navigating yourself around singleton city life as it is about growing plants. The book's about appreciating Nature while in a busy urban environment. About carving out your own tiny green space but also getting out on to the canal banks and into the city farms, looking up at the sky and down at the ground and marveling that wildlife and greenery still survives among the traffic and ever-increasing concrete.
It was written by a flat-dwelling twenty something, but your circumstances don't have to mirror the author's in order to enjoy the seemingly effortless prose.
Moved from a garden-less city flat in the South West to a Yorkshire village in 2016. I now have a garden ... of sorts.