The Office of Gardens and Ponds by Didier Decoin

As Heard on The Daily Gardener Podcast:

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The Office of Gardens and Ponds translated from the French by Didier Decoin

That’s a stunning cover - with a foiled carp fish.  Gorgeously gilded hardback copies of The Office of Gardens and Pondsare released to go swimming into the world today! Just look at these beauties! Are you ready to travel back to Japan 1000 years ago and relive this beautiful fable where an impoverished heroine Miyuki embarks on a hazardous mountain trek to the Imperial Palace - along with scheming monks, rampaging pirates, dancing storks and an unusual perfume contest. This is a book of historical fiction, "a string of enchantments, transforming mud into gold".
 

SI HORTUM IN HORTORUM PODCASTUM IN BIBLIOTEHCA HABES, NIHIL DEERIT.

"If you have a garden, a gardening podcast, and a library, you have everything you need."