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Plot 29: The Story of an Allotment and a Lost Childhood, Allan Jenkins

This event celebrates the newly published and acclaimed memoir Plot 29.  

Plot 29 describes Allan Jenkins’ childhood, who, with his brother Christopher, was rescued from their care home and fostered by an elderly couple with whom he began to garden. This book tells how he began to dig deep into his past, seeking to learn more about his absent parents. The book fuses this search for understanding with his continued love of gardening, which began when he grew nasturtiums from seed as a boy.

On this night Allan Jenkins will be joined by Howard Sooley, the photographer, with whom he shares Plot 29, an allotment in Hampstead, and who will select his favourite images for this unique evening

This fascinating and intimate evening will be followed by a signing of Jenkins’ book.

The Garden Café

The Garden Café will be open before the talk for drinks overlooking the Sackler Garden.

To continue the conversation over dinner in the Garden Cafe with the speakers we recommend that you book your table in advance to avoid disappointment.

Speaker biographies

  • Allan Jenkins

    Allan Jenkins

    Allan Jenkins is the award-winning editor of Observer Food Monthly. He was previously editor of the Observer Magazine, food and drink editor on the Independent newspaper and once lived in an experimental eco-community on Anglesey, growing organic food on the edge of the Irish Sea. He is the co-author of Fish, the J. Sheekey cookbook, and lives in north-west London.

Image: Howard Sooley