Everyone on Grimloch Lane enjoys the trees and shrubs clipped into animal masterpieces after dark by the Night Gardener. William, a lonely boy, takes another step - he spots the artist, follows him, and helps with his special work.
I really enjoy this series. It's set in the time period between the World Wars and features a highly intuitive and empathic woman detective named Maisie Dobbs. The mysteries are always interesting, and also the developments in the character's lives.
This memoir, written entirely by Costello, offers his unique view of his unlikely and sometimes comical rise to international success, with diversions through the previously undocumented emotional foundations of some of his best-known songs and the hits of tomorrow. It features many stories and observations about his renowned co-writers and co-conspirators, though Costello also pauses along the way for considerations of the less appealing side of fame.