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  • Author:agent Kate Llewellyn http://www.poetrylibrary.edu.au/poets/llewellyn-kate
Issue Details: First known date: 2014... 2014 A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship
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'Fulfilling, funny and utterly beguiling, A Fig at the Gate takes us with Kate Llewellyn, now in her seventies, as she embraces a new phase in her life, establishing and nourishing an entirely new garden in which she finds not only delight but a focus for a meditation on ageing.

'Following the joyful trial-and-error crafting of her gardens in the Blue Mountains and in the north of Wollongong in NSW, Kate buys a house near the sea in Adelaide hoping to reconnect with old friends and family.

'In her bare backyard Kate creates what is mainly a food garden, planting olives, plums, limes and blood oranges, learning how to keep poultry, setting a duck on eggs. She finds joy and solace in the fruiting of her trees and in enjoying the harvest of her own garden. Weather, birds, and learning new skills delight and enrich her. Kate also writes about relishing old friends, making new ones, long companionable beach walks, taking pleasure in old recipes, food and wine, and her three brothers.

'Wise and joyful, accepting what she cannot change while relishing what she has, Kate shares the beauties and frailties of the human condition and shows us what the gifts of ageing can bring.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Crows Nest, North Sydney - Lane Cove area, Sydney Northern Suburbs, Sydney, New South Wales,: Allen and Unwin , 2014 .
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      Cover image courtesy of publisher.
      Extent: 320p.
      Note/s:
      • Published October 2014
      ISBN: 9781760110888

Works about this Work

Walking among Her Creations Ashley Hay , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 March 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
'Kate Llewellyn’s long literary career reminds us that writing requires bravery and daring, writes Ashley Hay.'
The Story of a Poet and Her Garden Ageing Well Together John Newton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 January 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
Review : A Fig at the Gate Heather Lunney , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 60)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
[Untitled] Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 November 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
Garden of Literary Delight Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2014; (p. 10)
[Untitled] Katharine England , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 29 November 2014; (p. 27)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
The Story of a Poet and Her Garden Ageing Well Together John Newton , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 January 2015; (p. 19)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
Review : A Fig at the Gate Heather Lunney , 2014 single work review
— Appears in: Good Reading , December 2014; (p. 60)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
Walking among Her Creations Ashley Hay , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 28-29 March 2015; (p. 20)

— Review of A Fig at the Gate : A Journal of Gardening, Chooks and Friendship Kate Llewellyn , 2014 single work autobiography
'Kate Llewellyn’s long literary career reminds us that writing requires bravery and daring, writes Ashley Hay.'
Garden of Literary Delight Deborah Bogle , 2014 single work column
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 15 October 2014; (p. 10)
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