This work by George Bourne, a pseudonym of George Sturt, was originally published in 1907. George Sturt ran a wheelwright’s shop in the town of Farnham, in Surrey, but was also a keen writer, producing one novel and several other books on English rural life. This particular work relates the anecdotes and life of Sturt’s gardener, Frederick Bettesworth. He presents loving recollections of Bettesworth, and documents his many unique turns of phrase, including ‘I never see such a slaughter as that was, done by moles, in all my creepin’s’. This is a lovely heartfelt work that pays homage to an interesting rural character and gives great insight into the culture of the Surrey countryside at the turn of the twentieth century. To compliment the republication of this work, a brand new introductory biography of the author has been added.