The moving story of one young man's struggle to find peace during war, and the power of music to bring hope to a desperate nation.
BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week'
A man, a piano, a Syrian street under siege . . .
Carlos Magdalena of Kew Gardens is not your average botanical horticulturist. He's a man on a mission to save the world's most endangered plants from ecological destruction and thieves hunting for wealthy collectors. He is a plant messiah.
'Truly a marvellous collection ... There is balm for the soul, fire for the belly, a cooling compress for the fevered brow, solace for the wounded, an arm around the lonely shoulder - the whole collection is a matchless compound of hug.