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The Knot Garden

Geoff Nicholson

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Title: The Knot Garden
Author: Geoff Nicholson
Genre: Novel
Written: 1989
Length: 186 pages
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  • Re-titled in paperback as A Knot Garden. Really.

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Our Assessment:

B+ : a well-done knot, well written and entertaining

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       The Knot Garden is a mystery, of sorts. Richard Wisden, TV gardening expert, is an apparent suicide, but there's more to it than meets the eye, as his widow, Libby sets out to determine. Wisden was out researching knot gardens, tangled gardening mazes with clever solutions.
       Told in many voices in its brief chapters Nicholson examines the life and death of Wisden, piecing together a complex puzzle which naturally finds a neat resolution. Nicholson presents the story very well, and it is throughout a quite captivating tale, though the unravelled knot was a slight disappointment. Nevertheless, it is a fun and thoroughly enjoyable mystery. Recommended.

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About the Author:

       English author Geoff Nicholson, born in Sheffield in 1953, has written a flurry of novels. He lives in London and New York.

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