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My poetry, memoir, short and long fiction have all been published by independent presses. For more about me, please visit my About page and for details of my books, please visit Books. You can also read the opening pages of my memoir-in-progress, Lost Children on the Work in Progress page.

Mandy Sutter, author and writer

Latest book

Ted the Shed, published in April 2024 by Ings Press, is a memoir about sharing an allotment for ten years with a resourceful, pathologically independent 87 year old man – my Dad. The book started life as a blog called Reluctant Gardener (mainly as therapy for me!) People enjoyed reading it, so after Dad’s death aged 96, I pulled it together into a book. Cartoonist Janis Goodman illustrated it.

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Latest posts

  • Hooray for Moss & Moor

    Hooray for Moss & Moor

    A shout out to Moss & Moor Garden Centre in Ilkley, who actually BUY books and other products from the independent stockists they deal with and who are shortly going to place an order for some copies of my new illustrated gardening memoir, Ted the Shed. It’s a refreshing change. These days, if you’re an…

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  • Ted the Shed is out

    Ted the Shed is out

    I’m delighted to say that my new book about my Dad and the allotment he rashly took on aged 87 is out now. The book tells the story of the last ten years of Dad’s life and our gardening relationship, full of resentment, disappointment and potatoes that grow large enough to appear on Google Earth.…

    Read more: Ted the Shed is out