Dig On for Victory: Mr Middleton's All-Year-Round Gardening Guide From 1945 Hardcover – 25 Oct 2009
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‘This delightful facsimile of a 1945 classic is perfectly relevant today, and invaluable to all grow-your-own enthusiasts.’(Val Hennessy Daily Mail)
‘Mr Middleton’s pearls of wisdom are timeless. He said your motto should be, “plan your work! Work your plan!”’(Weekend Guardian (Worthing))
About the Author
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.
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it however I found that Mr Middleton had only contributed to the book and most of the writing was done by someone else.
that doesn't of course change the historical significance of the book published originally as WW11 was winding down in Europe but rationing was expected(and did) to continue. Producing as much food as possible was essential, it was expected that dig for Victory would continue as it happened the government changed and dig for victory was abandoned.
the planting regimes remain usable and many of the cultivars will be available from heritage seed banks and some are still on Nursery catalogues
A good book but not brilliant
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Still a great book. Feels right in the hand and offers great advice that is still relevant todayPublished 2 months ago by Sarah Thorpe
Great book is wonderful as new condition. Packed with lots of practical advice for growing vegetables which is just as relevant today as it was then.Published 15 months ago by Mr. Simon M. C. Parkinson
Reprint of the original, excellent condition too. The more Middleton I read the more I like him. This book is right up my street!Published on 20 Mar. 2014 by Elizabeth
Excellent monthly and weekly approach to vegetable growing made easy by the author making it a beginners delight love itPublished on 25 Feb. 2014 by TP