In 1969, Robert and Margaret Gimson bought a neglected farm in rural Galicia, where he made a garden of considerable horticultural interest. In spite of the well-known pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Galicia is a relatively unknown corner of Spain, generally regarded as a wild, wet and windy place. The life of the people, outside a few towns, was then almost as it must have been in all rural Europe in past centuries. This is an account of their experiences, their growing understanding of the people and their culture, and their observation of the changes taking place as the region gradually moved into the modern world.
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Author Biography - Margaret Gimson
Margaret Gimson was born in Hong Kong and educated in England, with a year in France. In August 1939 she went to join her parents in Zanzibar, and on her father's retirement, she went with her parents to South Africa, and worked several years as a nurse. In 1943, she returned to England, married and brought up a family in Leicester, studied French at Leicester University, and then worked as a Home Teacher until she and her husband went to Spain.