A Green and Pleasant Land

    A Green and Pleasant Land

    How England's Gardeners Fought the Second World War

    Ursula Buchan

    Hutchinson 2013

    Hardback 320pp Illustrated 240x162mm

    9780091944155   Product Code: 19367

    As the Second World War began, the government urged the British public to 'Dig for Victory' by growing their own vegetables. This absorbing book charts the ingenuity, thrift, humour and fortitude with which ordinary Britons dug in to keep the nation nourished, as public parks - even Kensington Gardens - were turned over to allotments. Above all, it shows how wartime gardening made a vital contribution to both the diet and the morale of the nation during the fight for freedom.

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