A Green and Pleasant Land
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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.