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    DescriptionThe 'couch potato' is an idler, the 'cabbage-head' a dunce, Swede-bashers are stupid and you may as well give up life if you become a vegetable. A vegetable existence may imply dull monotony, but the humble vegetable has sparked protests, threatened to topple a British government and almost triggered a revolution. From the Scottish Presbyterian campaign against the 'sinful potato' to the class act that turned the carrot into a propaganda tool, from garlic inscriptions on Egyptian pyramids to Neolithic broad beans and medieval cabbage, and from the Dig for Victory campaign to their use in perfumes, Spades, Skirrets & Parsnip shows vegetables in a fascinating new light.

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    Spade, Skirret and Parsnip
    The Curious History of Vegetables
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Bill Laws
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 216
    Width: 142 mm
    Height: 224 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780750932585
    ISBN 10: 0750932589

    BIC E4L: FOO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T16.0
    BIC subject category V2: WB, WMPF
    BISAC V2.8: GAR025000
    DC22: 635.09
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: SB320
    Thema V1.0: WMP, WB
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Sutton Publishing Ltd
    Publication date
    01 August 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Bill Laws has written seven books on garden history, his last title, Artist's Gardens (Ward Lock 1999) has sold 20.000 in the UK. His Perfect Country Cottage (Conran Octopus 1993,)He writes for the Telegraph Sainsbury's Magazine, Period House and its Garden. Formerly a professional gardener, he manages an organic garden on the Welsh Borders.