An Episode of Sparrows and Gardening Tools
We’ve paired this sturdy and beautiful spade and trowel with one of our most beloved paperback books, An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden, a novel for ages 10 and up, reminiscent of The Secret Garden.
The story: Someone has dug up the private garden in the square and taken buckets of dirt, and Miss Angela Chesney of the Garden Committee is sure that a gang of boys from run-down Catford Street must be to blame. But Angela’s sister Olivia isn’t so sure. Olivia wonders why the neighborhood children, “the sparrows” she sometimes watches from the window of her house, have to be locked out of the garden. Don’t they have a right to enjoy the place, too? But neither Angela nor Olivia has any idea what sent the neighborhood waif Lovejoy Mason and her few friends in search of good, garden earth. Still less do they imagine where their investigation of the incident will lead them—to a struggling restaurant, a bombed-out church, and at the heart of it all, a hidden garden.
The sturdy but lightweight gardening tools featuring the classic William Morris pattern, Bower, from the Arts and Crafts movement collection housed at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London. The fork and trowel set are made of aluminum with an ergonomic grip for comfort. The set is packaged in a beautiful gift box.