Down At The Bottom Of The Garden
By Dusty Fox
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This is a lovely book about a family who have lots of adventures in their new mansion they move into. The year is 1934. See the preface below.
Down at the Bottom of the Garden
Paperback - Arthur H.Stockwell Ltd (Feb 2001) - 116 Pages
ISBN 0722333625 - ISBN-13 9780722333624
A series of adventures with a family who move into a dreamland mansion, where all sorts of magical and mystical things happen. The story starts as the family move in during the summer of 1934.
Down at the bottom of the garden, there's an old potting shed that's tilted to one side. Part of the roof is missing and broken glass is in the window, where nettles are growing through. Along the sides of the wooden shed, are two piles of stones, covered in very bright green weeds. One pile of large stones are all shiny and clean; the other almost covered in soil. The allotments are all alone and silent, with the plots overgrown. No one looks after the gardens of this, the east side or the east wall of the mansion any more now the builders have moved in. The old house is empty and stands alone. At the top of the garden behind a large brick wall, the only way into the hidden allotments is overgrown with bushes of wild roses, with brambles intertwined.
The builders had left the old house and this part of the garden alone, as Mr Chapman, the well-known explorer, had bought it for himself and his family. Unknown to the family, are the mystical happenings that they are about to encounter. Even the builders were chased off site when they tried to knock walls out in the manor house, so Mr Chapman decided to leave the house as it is.
Many families over the years have tried to live in the house, but nobody stayed for longer than a few weeks. Mr Chapman sold off some of the land belonging to th2009-02-022009-02-02e manor in order to pay for the upkeep of the estate.
The other side, between the east wall of the forgotten garden and Fairy Wood, there is a hive of activity, as the builders are making a new housing estate. The new development was under way, with workmen digging, cutting wood, putting up cabins and fences. There were lorries of all sizes and shapes delivering bricks, cement, drainpipes, diggers, and three giant bulldozers with twelve foot blades to clear the land and make it flat.