Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Description - Allotments by Twigs Way

The humble allotment has a surprisingly turbulent history. Initially the right to an allotment was proposed as a charitable means by which the poor could grow their own food and stave off starvation, but it quickly entered political and social debate. During the World Wars the allotment became the focal point on the home front, as families took part in the Dig for Victory campaigns. The post-war years saw a decline in the popularity of the allotment as the supermarket took over from home-grown produce. Successive governments condemned allotments in favour of new housing. Recently, however, with increased concerns about the environment and the organic movement, allotments are in vogue once more. This book charts the rise and fall of the allotment - and the factors behind its most recent resurgence. Drawing on original documents and illustrations, the author explores the fascinating and surprising history of the allotment within the context of its social and political history.

Buy Allotments by Twigs Way from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780747806813
ISBN-10: 0747806810
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 149mm x 10mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 10-Jul-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions - Allotments by Twigs Way

Book Reviews - Allotments by Twigs Way

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Allotments book by Twigs Way and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Twigs Way

Dr Twigs Way trained as an archeologist and later developed a particular interest in garden and landscape history. She has designed programs in garden history for the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education and has lectured for Birkbeck College, London. Her latest book Virgins, Weeders and Queens: A History of Women in the Garden was published in 2006.

Books By Twigs Way

Allotments by Twigs Way
Paperback, April 2017
$17.07
Carnation by Twigs Way
Hardback, November 2016
$29.69
Passion for Gardening by Twigs Way
Hardback, June 2015
$28.46
Wartime Garden by Twigs Way
Paperback, February 2015
$15.09