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    Dig On for Victory: Mr. Middleton's All-year-round Gardening Guide from 1945 (Hardback) By (author) C. H. Middleton

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    DescriptionMr Middleton was the Alan Titchmarsh of his day; the first and most resonant in a long line of media gardeners. His audience was the embattled British nation, hanging onto his every word during his wartime BBC broadcasts on gardening. It was Mr Middleton who exhorted us to 'dig for victory, dig for dear life', and, as in this book, advised us that 'an allotment is like the army. The first month is the worst: after that you begin to enjoy it.' Dig On for Victory is a facsimile reissue of the original 1945 guide and is follow-up to Mr Middleton's classic text, Digging for Victory. Covering all seasons, Mr Middleton's All-Year-Round Gardening Guide offers tips on growing everything from celeriac to strawberries. This book also features fascinating period advertisements for 'Mushrooms as a War Food Crop' and 'The Value of Cloches', for, as Middleton advises us, "Available food will have to be shared with a starving Europe, which may mean even greater sacrifices for us." Sage, gruff, touching and especially relevant to these new times of thrift, Dig On for Victory is the perfect companion for the modern gardener.


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    Title
    Dig On for Victory
    Subtitle
    Mr. Middleton's All-year-round Gardening Guide from 1945
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) C. H. Middleton
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 128
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 248 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781845134990
    ISBN 10: 1845134990
    Classifications

    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    BIC E4L: GAR
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.2
    BIC subject category V2: WM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DB
    BIC subject category V2: WTM, WMPF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 13190
    BIC subject category V2: WQN
    BISAC V2.8: GAR000000
    DC22: 635.0941
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DB
    Thema V1.0: WMP, WQN
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Aurum Press Ltd
    Publication date
    25 October 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    '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)