Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments

Of Cabbages and Kings: The History of Allotments

by Caroline Foley
     
 

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This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to the present day. Will include the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, the Corn Laws, the Diggers, the role of allotments in both World Wars and the present-day revival. The author champions the history of allotments in the hope of

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This colourful and lively history book tells the story of allotments from their origin in the 17th century protests against enclosures to the present day. Will include the effects of the Napoleonic Wars, the Corn Laws, the Diggers, the role of allotments in both World Wars and the present-day revival. The author champions the history of allotments in the hope of protecting them for the future.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780711234093
Publisher:
Lincoln, Frances Limited
Publication date:
10/01/2014
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Caroline Foley is the queen of allotments. Her Allotment Handbook (£9.99) has been a bestseller since 2004, has sold more than 45,000 copies. Her Practical Allotment Gardening, 2008, (£12.99) has sold 23,000 copies. Both are published by New Holland. Caroline Foley is a freelance gardening writer and author who contributes articles to many magazines. She is the editor of Topiarius, the journal of the European Boxwood and Topiary Society. She has taken practical gardening and garden design courses at the English Gardening School. She lives in London near the Culpeper Community Garden of which she is Secretary.

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