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The gardens of the British working class
The gardens of the British working class
Willes, Margaret2014
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This illustrated people's history celebrates the extraordinary feats of cultivation by the working class in Britain, even if the land they toiled, planted, and loved was not their own. Spanning more than four centuries, from the earliest records of the labouring classes in the country to today, Margaret Willes's research unearths lush gardens nurtured outside rough workers' cottages and horticultural miracles performed in blackened yards, and reveals the ingenious, sometimes devious, methods employed by determined, obsessive and eccentric workers to make their drab surroundings bloom.
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Imprint:
New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.New Haven : Yale University Press, 2014.
Collation:
388 pages : illustrations (black and white, and colour) ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780300187847 (hbk)
Dewey class:
635635WIL
Language:
English
BRN:
1486257
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