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Digging for Victory C.H. Middleton

Digging for Victory By C.H. Middleton

Digging for Victory by C.H. Middleton


$84.99
Condition - Very Good
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Summary

This new edition of Digging For Victory brings Mr Middleton's pearls of wisdom to a new generation of gardeners who are increasingly interested in growing their own food.

Digging for Victory Summary

Digging for Victory by C.H. Middleton

'These are crticial times, but we shall get through them, and the harder we dig for victory the sooner will the roses be with us' Mr Middleton The Dig For Victory campaign to encourage people to grow their own food began in Britain in September 1940. This was the government's plan to avert hunger in the event of the war lasting more than a few months. Formal gardens, lawns and sports pitches were transformed into makeshift allotments. The campaign was launched by the first media gardening celebrity Mr Middleton on the BBC Home Service. These popular broadcasts, with around 3.5 million listeners, were published for the first time in 1942. This new edition of Digging For Victory brings Mr Middleton's pearls of wisdom to a new generation of gardeners who are increasingly interested in growing their own food. It is a timely publication in light of the recent surge in allotment owners. This beautifully designed book takes the reader through the seasons offering helpful gardening tips. Charming, chatty and immensely readable, Digging For Victory is the perfect book for all gardening fans. Mr C. H. Middleton was the first gardening media celebrity and a key figure in the Dig for Victory campaign. His popular broadcasts on the home service were listened to by over 3 million people.

Digging for Victory Reviews

'Charming, chatty and immensely readable. This beautifully designed book takes the reader through the seasons offering helpful gardening tips.' The Daily Telegraph 'Delightfully old-fashioned, this book evokes the 1940s perfectly... There are tips galore...all delivered with a stoicism and optimism that, at times, brings a lump to the throat... A great book with lots of relevant information for today's gardeners' -- Pam Richardson Garden News 'These notes from the wartime broadcaster...are still handy today' BBC Gardens Illustrated

About C.H. Middleton

C. H. Middleton was the very first celebrity gardener and launched the Dig for Victory campaign on the BBC World Service in 1939. His chatty and instructive broadcasts attracted over 3 million listeners, and the texts of his talks were collected into several volumes. Three of his volumes have been republished in facsimile by Aurum: Your Garden in War-Time, Digging for Victory and Dig On for Victory.

Additional information

GOR001446571
9781845133719
1845133714
Digging for Victory by C.H. Middleton
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Aurum Press
20081025
192
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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