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Of cabbages and kings : the history of allotments

Author: Caroline Foley
Publisher: London : Frances Lincoln Limited, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Caroline Foley
ISBN: 0711234094 9780711234093 1781011591 9781781011591
OCLC Number: 890575194
Description: 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: 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. It covers the Enclosure movement, famine,  Read more...

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'The gallop through the history of useful rather than ornamental crops makes a refreshing change from stately gardening. * The Spectator * 'An excellent account detailing the changing practice and Read more...

 
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