A Green and Pleasant Land: How England?s Gardeners Fought the Second World War

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A Green and Pleasant Land Tells the story of how Britain's wartime government encouraged and cajoled its citizens to grow their own fruit and vegetables. Full description

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"Informative and highly entertaining" (Daily Mail)

"Meticulously researched, gripping and often humorous " (Leslie Geddes Brown Country Life)

"Elegantly written and rich with horticultural vignettes" (Spectator)

"Buchan’s book provides an intriguing glimpse of horticultural life in war conditions . . . [An] excellent book, both touching and informative on a historical level." (Lady)

"A compelling account ... It also unearths some unexpected facts - such as the liberal use of cyanide as a pesticide." (House & Garden)

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The wonderfully evocative story of how Britain’s World War Two gardeners – with great ingenuity, invincible good humour and extraordinary fortitude – dug for victory on home turf.

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