There Are Few Things The British Treasure As Much As Their Allotments A Few Square Metres Of Land, Usually On The Outskirts Of Cities, They Are An Oasis Of Calm In A Busy World, A Source Of Fresh Vegetables And Flowers, And A Retreat Into Nature For City Dwellers.But What Is The History Of The Allotment Where Did It Come From And What Were The Principles And Ideas That Created This Quiet But Powerful Force In Society In This Brilliant Slice Of Social History, David Boyle Traces The Story Of The Allotment Back To The Great Medieval Commons And To The Potent But Half Forgotten Ideology Which, Throughout The Nineteenth Century, Asserted People S Right To Grow Their Own Food.This Book Is Partly The Story Of The Politician Who Made It Possible, Jesse Three Acres And A Cow Collings, And His Ability To Snatch Victory From The Jaws Of Defeat And Vice Versa But It Is Also A Look At The Original Ideology Of The Allotment, Its Radical Claims About English History, Its Representative Interpretation Of Modern Economics, And Where It Has Led Us To Today And What Might Happen If The Guiding Ideology Of Allotments Makes Further Progress.
David Boyle is the author of Blondel s Song The Capture, Imprisonment and Ransom of Richard the Lionheart, and a series of books about history, social change and the future His book Authenticity Brands, Fakes, Spin and the Lust for Real Life helped put the search for authenticity on the agenda as a social phenomenon The Tyranny of Numbers and The Sum of Our Discontent predicted the backlash ag
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- On The Eighth Day God Created Allotments
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