Troubador The Grumpy Gnome’s Garden

Released: 28/08/2018

ISBN: 9781789015218

Format: Paperback

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The Grumpy Gnome’s Garden


This is a magical story set in an overgrown garden the size of a field where one very lonely, sometimes grumpy gnome wishes things were different. Although he wants his garden to be a beautiful place where he can sit, he works with wood all day and does not know how to change the wild growth into something wonderful and inviting.

One day, a green-fingered Fairy Princess comes to stay in the Gnome’s cottage, and with a little hard work, a little magic and a little assistance from Mark-o’-the-Wisp who lives next door transforms his wilderness into a gorgeous garden. Along the way, the Fairy Princess helps the Gnome make friends with his neighbours and other locals, and even encourages a furry feline housemate!

Touching on themes such as the importance of friendship and the wonder of nature against the backdrop of the seasons, The Grumpy Gnome’s Garden will be loved by children aged 4 upwards. For anyone who loves nature, this modern fairytale is an enchanting read for children and adults to share. 

My new book, 'The Grumpy Gnome Goes on Holiday' will be launched on 28th May 2021, available to order in all good (and bad) bookshops.

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Della Hales comes from Hertfordshire and The Grumpy Gnome's Garden is her first book.

Della has a passion for gardening and spends a lot of time on her allotment growing fruit, vegetables, herbs and pretty flowers. There are also two ponds, one made from a washing up bowl, and one from an old, broken wheelbarrow.

Della also loves crafting. When she's not at her allotment, her time is spent at her studio, located on a lovely park in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.

Coming along for the ride with all Della's various hobbies, are her two young granddaughters, Rosalie and Poppy. They love a crafting session, or digging in the allotment and a sleepover at 'GranDella's' house!

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