The Hop Bin

The Hop Bin : An Anthology of Hop Picking in Kent and East Sussex

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For 400 years Kent and East Sussex were vividly and visibly associated with the cultivation of hops. Fran and Geoff Doel have evoked this bygone world of hopping by gathering together a wide range of social and literary accounts, poems and songs from the Tudor period to the present day, each with a contextual introduction. The selection illustrates both the `rose-tinted' image and the harsher reality of a distinctive aspect of rural life in the south more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 154 x 232 x 12mm | 220g
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 8 Plates, color; 8 Plates, black and white; 20 Illustrations, black and white
  • 0752493612
  • 9780752493619
  • 2,119,772

About Fran Doel

Fran Doel and Geoff Doel are the authors of 14 books, mostly about folklore, many about Kent. They have been researching Kent traditions for nearly40 years. They lecture on hop-picking, and collect and sing traditional hopping songs. Fran and Geoff run summer schools for the University of Durham, and live in Tonbridge, more

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