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Ciderland

Author: James Crowden
Publisher: Edinburgh : Birlinn, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In Ciderland, James Crowden explores the history and culture of cider making (and cider-drinking) from the sevententh century to the present day, and takes us on a tour around the West Country and beyond, visiting a large number of cidermakers who communicate a rare and infectious passion for their age-old art. He also takes a look at the rise of perry-making and profiles the people dedicated to getting the best  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Crowden
ISBN: 9781841586274 1841586277
OCLC Number: 237887698
Awards: Winner of Andre Simon Memorial Fund Award: Drink 2008
Description: xv, 256 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: Pt. 1. The Cidermakers --
1. Alchemy and Cider Philosophy, Somerset --
2. Hangdowns and Longhorns, Somerset --
3. Lord Beaverbrook and the Other Mr Churchill, Somerset --
4. Spitfire. Acker Bilk and Adge Cutler, Someset --
5. Land's End and Cheddar Cheese, Somerset --
6. Mummers, Belly Dancers and Morris Men, Somerset --
7. Fair Maid of Devon, Devon --
8. Whiteways' Phoenix, Devon --
9. Cider Evangelists, Devon --
10. Blackdown Baler Twine, Devon --
11. Tidal Cider, Devon --
12. Coppy and the Proclaimers, Herefordshire --
13. Pip, Squeak and Wilfred, Herefordshire --
14. Blakeney and Butt, the Birthday Pear, Herefordshire --
15. Adam and Eve, Herefordshire --
16. Winnal's Longdon and the Cider Horn, Herefordshire --
17. Faith, Hope and Charity, Herefordshire --
18. History in a Bottle, Herefordshire --
19. Wordsworth and Emma Hamilton, Gloucestershire --
20. St Cuby and Lord of the Isles, Cornwall --
21. Called to the Bar --
Upstream from River Cottage, Dorset --
22. Cider by Rosie, Dorset --
Pt. 2. The Gazetteer --
Cider Museums and Historical Collections --
Orchard Groups, Cider-related Organisations and Key People.
Responsibility: James Crowden.

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The West Country is justly famous for its variety of delicious ciders. This work charts the development of cider making in the West Country, from the sixteenth century monks to the diverse industry.  Read more...

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"A great insight into the history and the traditional methods of producing first rate cider and perry, a fascinating read," -- --Mark Hix "--Mark Hix"

 
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