Author and journalist Martin Kirby has written four books – the latest, Shaking the Tree: Mother’s Garden – The Growing Years was published on December 1.
Our olive oil customers will be able to get the book delivered free with their orders, so please get in touch.
Shaking The Tree is the second part of the inspirational true story of a Norfolk family – Martin Kirby, Maggie Whitman, and their children Ella and Joe Joe – known to millions around the world through the No Going Back Channel Four documentaries. People from all corners of the globe have made their way to The Garden.
Now, in another laugh-out-loud, heartfelt, honest account of life on the wild side, Martin lays bare the joys, fears and tribulations that face anyone who falls in love with the idea of a Mediterranean escape. This moving account of starting afresh, somewhere far from all they knew, goes to the heart of fulfilment, the value of family, the importance of time; and it asks important questions of us all.
Martin, Maggie, Ella and Joe Joe have just returned to Mother’s Garden after book and olive oil events in Oxfordshire, Yorkshire and Norfolk.
“A great many people braved the cold to come and see us, and we are so grateful. It was a pleasure to meet them, and we hope they enjoy the book and spread the word.”
Count The Petals Of The Moon Daisy was published in 2007 and is now film screenplay project. Martin is working with Eye Film and Television on the story, with news expected this summer on development funding.
It is a story of two women, separated by a century and an ocean, whose lives weave closer and closer until they touch. It about the healing power of nature and music, of self-discovery and coming to terms with loss. Set in America and England, it reaches to the roots of English-American ancestry as violin virtuoso Jessica Healey finds herself on a journey into the past.
No Going Back: Journey to Mother’s Garden is the story of one family’s journey to find space, time and fulfilment; of their struggle to survive and the fruits of their adventures on a mountain farm in Catalonia, Spain. Hilarious and honest, it has been translated into Dutch, Portuguese and Catalan – vital reading for all who dream of stepping off the beaten track.
Martin, for eight years a deputy editor of the Eastern Daily Press in East Anglia, England, is also the author of Albion – Story of the Norfolk Trading Wherry, and co-author of Norfolk Century. He is a columnist for the Eastern Daily Press and Yorkshire Post in England and Catalonia Today in Spain.
To view or order (or in the case of Shaking The Tree, email to pre-order) one of Martin’s books please click on the image below which will take you directly to our Amazon store (this will take you away from the Mother’s Garden website).
Readers’ Comments about Count The Petals Of The Moon Daisy:
An incredible book- shining with love for Norfolk and the Broads. The intelligence expressed behind the writing makes the reader become absorbed into the characters, scene, architecture and weather. One lives the book in the strangest way.
Mrs T.E Parris, Spain
Having read his first book,No Going Back, i really didn’t know what to expect, this guy is a clever writer,building the story and having a good central character ( Jess ).
The descriptions of the land and area around norfolk take you deeper and give you an understanding of how things were.
The characters are interesting.
A lovely read and i would recommend you to read it, it would make a great film!!!!!!!!!!!
Mrs Skellet, Leeds, UK
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