Charles darwin moved to the village of down in kent in 1842 the village name was later changed to downe and it is now part of greater london. Mr darwins gardener by kristina carlson review set among charles darwins neighbours this gentle novel by a finnish author gets close to the collective mind of an english village in the 1880s. Darwin leaves him written instructions for the garden and he begins an experiment to see if electricity will promote the faster growth of agricultural crops darwin is old but his dedication to knowledge and his curiosity remain undimmed. He is mr darwins gardener mr darwin is a famous personage who receives visitors from london and all over the world nothing will grow in the shade of a dense old spruce but mr darwin is a tree that spreads light thomas davies thinks a wheelbarrow lies overturned on the lawn thomas lifts it up by the handles and pushes it to the holm oak . Mr darwins gardener by kristina carlson 4 july 2013 8 comments i dont normally quote cover blurbs in my reviews but in this case its a pretty good description of the book a postmodern victorian novel about faith knowledge and our inner needs
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