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The Country House Kitchen Garden 1600-1950

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Publisher : The History Press
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ISBN 13 : 0750959045
Pages : 192 pages
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Download The Country House Kitchen Garden 1600-1950 PDF Format Full Free by C. Anne Wilson and published by The History Press. This book was released on 2010-03-23 with total page 192 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Country house kitchen gardens were designed as perfect ‘grow your own’ environments and ensured that households were supplied with their own fruit and vegetables throughout the year. This book offers an insight into the digging and sowing of these gardens, as well as exploring how walled gardens contributed towards a sustainable lifestyle and often were a source of not just food, but also of natural medicines. A wealth of contemporary illustrations, material from archives, gardening manuals, seed catalogues, engravings and other documents, paint a vivid picture of the country house kitchen garden and its development over three and a half centuries. This delightful book recounts an important part of our historic houses and their national heritage – to be enjoyed by gardeners and non-gardeners alike.


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The Kitchen Garden

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ISBN 13 : 1445668858
Pages : 64 pages
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Download The Kitchen Garden PDF Format Full Free by Caroline Ikin and published by Amberley Publishing Limited. This book was released on 2017-06-15 with total page 64 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The kitchen garden was once a key part of every large country home, and they are now popular destinations for visitors. This is the history of the British kitchen garden and those who tended it.


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The Annotated Emma

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ISBN 13 : 0307950247
Pages : 700 pages
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Download The Annotated Emma PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2012-03-20 with total page 700 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Emma that makes her beloved tale of an endearingly inept matchmaker an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 2,200 annotations on facing pages, including: - Explanations of historical context - Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings - Definitions and clarifications - Literary comments and analysis - Maps of places in the novel - An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events - Nearly 200 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating information about everything from the social status of spinsters and illegitimate children to the shopping habits of fashionable ladies to English attitudes toward gypsies, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Emma brings Austen’s world into richer focus.


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The Annotated Mansfield Park

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ISBN 13 : 0307950255
Pages : 932 pages
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Download The Annotated Mansfield Park PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2017-04-18 with total page 932 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Mansfield Park that makes her story of an impoverished girl living with her wealthy relatives an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of Austen’s own favorite novel with more than 2,300 annotations on facing pages, including: ● Explanations of historical context ● Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings ● Definitions and clarifications ● Literary comments and analysis ● Maps of places in the novel ● An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events ● More than 225 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating details about the characters’ clothes, houses, and carriages, as well as background information on such relevant issues as career paths in the British navy, contemporary attitudes toward slavery, and the legal and social consequences of adultery, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Mansfield Park brings Austen’s world into richer focus.


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An Economic History of the English Garden

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Publisher : Penguin UK
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ISBN 13 : 0241235634
Pages : 416 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (235 downloads)

Download An Economic History of the English Garden PDF Format Full Free by Roderick Floud and published by Penguin UK. This book was released on 2019-11-07 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 'Roderick Floud's ground-breaking study of the history, money, places and personalities involved in British gardens over the past 350 years gives fascinating insight into why gardening is part of this country's soul.' Michael Heseltine, Deputy Prime Minister (1996-1997) 'Thousands of books have been written about the history of British gardens but Roderick Floud, one of Britain's most distinguished economic historians, asks new and important questions: how much did gardens cost to build and maintain, and where did the money come from? Superbly researched, it is full of information which will surprise both economists and gardeners. The book is fun as well as edifying: Floud shows us gardens grand and humble, and introduces us gardeners, plantsmen and technologies in wonderful varieties.' Jane Humphries, Centennial Professor, London School of Economics At least since the seventeenth century, most of the English population have been unable to stop making, improving and dreaming of gardens. Yet in all the thousands of books about them, this is the first to address seriously the question of how much gardens and gardening have cost, and to work out the place of gardens in the economic, as well as the horticultural, life of the nation. It is a new kind of gardening history. Beginning with the Restoration of Charles II in 1660, Roderick Floud describes the role of the monarchy and central and local government in creating gardens, as well as that of the (generally aristocratic or plutocratic) builders of the great gardens of Stuart, Georgian and Victorian England. He considers the designers of these gardens as both artists and businessmen - often earning enormous sums by modern standards, matched by the nurserymen and plant collectors who supplied their plants. He uncovers the lives and rewards of working gardeners, the domestic gardens that came with the growth of suburbs and the impact of gardening on technical developments from man-made lakes to central heating. AN ECONOMIC HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH GARDEN shows the extraordinary commitment of money as well as time that the English have made to gardens and gardening over three and a half centuries. It reveals the connections of our gardens to the re-establishment of the English monarchy, the national debt, transport during the Industrial Revolution, the new industries of steam, glass and iron, and the built environment that is now all around us. It is a fresh perspective on the history of England and will open the eyes of gardeners - and garden visitors - to an unexpected dimension of what they do.


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The Annotated Northanger Abbey

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ISBN 13 : 0307950263
Pages : 500 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (95 downloads)

Download The Annotated Northanger Abbey PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2013-10-01 with total page 500 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: From the editor of the popular Annotated Pride and Prejudice comes an annotated edition of Jane Austen’s Northanger Abbey that makes her lighthearted satire of the gothic novel an even more satisfying read. Here is the complete text of the novel with more than 1,200 annotations on facing pages, including: -Explanations of historical context -Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings -Definitions and clarifications -Literary comments and analysis -Maps of places in the novel -An introduction, bibliography, and detailed chronology of events -225 informative illustrations Filled with fascinating details about the characters’ clothing, furniture, and carriages, and illuminating background information on everything from the vogue for all things medieval to the opportunities for socializing in the popular resort town of Bath, David M. Shapard’s Annotated Northanger Abbey brings Austen’s world into richer focus.


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The Annotated Pride and Prejudice

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Publisher : Anchor
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ISBN 13 : 0307951006
Pages : 800 pages
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Download The Annotated Pride and Prejudice PDF Format Full Free by Jane Austen and published by Anchor. This book was released on 2012-11-13 with total page 800 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This Revised and Expanded Edition contains hundreds of new notes and illustrations. The first-ever fully annotated edition of one of the most beloved novels in the world is a sheer delight for Jane Austen fans. Here is the complete text of Pride and Prejudice with thousands of annotations on facing pages, including: • Explanations of historical context Rules of etiquette, class differences, the position of women, legal and economic realities, leisure activities, and more. • Citations from Austen’s life, letters, and other writings Parallels between the novel and Austen’s experience are revealed, along with writings that illuminate her beliefs and opinions. • Definitions and clarifications Archaic words, words still in use whose meanings have changed, and obscure passages are explained. • Literary comments and analyses Insightful notes highlight Austen’s artistry and point out the subtle ways she develops her characters and themes. • Maps and illustrations of places and objects mentioned in the novel. • An introduction, a bibliography, and a detailed chronology of events Of course, one can enjoy the novel without knowing the precise definition of a gentleman, or what it signifies that a character drives a coach rather than a hack chaise, or the rules governing social interaction at a ball, but readers of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice will find that these kinds of details add immeasurably to understanding and enjoying the intricate psychological interplay of Austen’s immortal characters.


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Feast Your Eyes

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Publisher : University of California Press
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ISBN 13 : 0520235215
Pages : 160 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (235 downloads)

Download Feast Your Eyes PDF Format Full Free by Susan J. Pennington and published by University of California Press. This book was released on 2002-11-26 with total page 160 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In recent years, vegetable gardening has made a comeback as a popular pastime in America. Yet, gardeners are creating vegetable gardens with a difference; they are intended to be pleasing to the eye as well as a source for fresh produce. In an effort to beautify traditional vegetable gardens, landscape architects and amateur gardeners are finding inspiration in the elaborate European vegetable gardens of the seventeenth century. Feast Your Eyes examines the historical antecedents of this modern movement as well as the changing perceptions of the beauty of vegetable gardens over time and among different cultures. Generously illustrated with over one hundred historical and contemporary photographs and artwork highlighting material from the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Gardens, this book provides a fascinating and wide-ranging discussion of such topics as the vegetable garden at Versailles, Ming dynasty vegetable gardens, the war gardens of World War I, World War II victory gardens—including those of the Japanese American internees—and vegetable still lifes. As the boundary between vegetable garden and flower garden has become blurred, the same is true for vegetables. Horticulturists have developed popular garden ornamentals from kale, chili peppers, sweet potato, and eggplant. Pennington provides "biographies" of these vegetables and describes new varieties that are being developed for their aesthetic qualities. She shows how this is not a uniquely modern phenomenon but is rooted in the introduction of exotic vegetables to Europe starting as early as the thirteenth century. Published in association with Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition Service


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Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England

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Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
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ISBN 13 : 1472580370
Pages : 304 pages
Rating : 4.3/5 (58 downloads)

Download Household Medicine in Seventeenth-Century England PDF Format Full Free by Anne Stobart and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2016-09-08 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: How did 17th-century families in England perceive their health care needs? What household resources were available for medical self-help? To what extent did households make up remedies based on medicinal recipes? Drawing on previously unpublished household papers ranging from recipes to accounts and letters, this original account shows how health and illness were managed on a day-to-day basis in a variety of 17th-century households. It reveals the extent of self-help used by families, explores their favourite remedies and analyses differences in approaches to medical matters. Anne Stobart illuminates cultures of health care amongst women and men, showing how 'kitchin physick' related to the business of medicine, which became increasingly commercial and professional in the 18th century.


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It Has Helped to Admiration

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Publisher : iUniverse
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ISBN 13 : 1450256260
Pages : 402 pages
Rating : 4.2/5 (256 downloads)

Download It Has Helped to Admiration PDF Format Full Free by Vincent DiMarco and published by iUniverse. This book was released on 2010-10 with total page 402 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Explore how everyday people living in eighteenth-century England dealt with sickness, accidents, and disease in this unpublished kitchen book from 1737. Bridget Lane, a typical British housewife and lady of the house, treated her family for the physical ills that befell them. She gathered more than 150 cures and remedies, compiling them along with her unique insights into healing principles and practices of the time. Edited with detailed commentary by Vincent DiMarco, a longtime scholar of medieval literature, this text examines how Bridget Lane's cures relate to folk- and herbal medicine traditions, whether recipes preserved vestiges of magic and spiritual healing, details on ingredients and their effects, and ways certain recipes have been adapted to the modern kitchen. Based on a comprehensive analysis of how the people of the eighteenth-century understood ailments, Mrs. Lane's guide and the attendant commentary is intended for students, lovers of history, and anyone interested in the social sciences. Join an eighteenth-century housewife and discover all she did in the kitchen to protect and help her family with It Has Helped to Admiration.


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Death in the Garden

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Publisher : Grub Street Publishers
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ISBN 13 : 152670840X
Pages : 248 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (78 downloads)

Download Death in the Garden PDF Format Full Free by Michael Brown and published by Grub Street Publishers. This book was released on 2018-03-30 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: “Readers who enjoy plants and offbeat tales will find Brown’s book a happy mix” (Publishers Weekly). Mankind has always had a morbid fascination with poisonous plants. Over the centuries, poisonous plants have been used to remove garden pests—as well as unwanted rivals and deceitful partners. They have also been used for their medicinal qualities, as rather dangerous cosmetics, and even to help seduce a lover when perceived as an aphrodisiac. Some of these and other uses originate in a medieval book that has not yet been translated into English. This book delves into the history of these plants, covering such topics as: How shamans and priests used these plants for their magical attributes, as a means to foretell the future or to commune with the gods How a pot of basil helped to conceal a savage murder The truth about the mysterious mandrake A conundrum written by Jane Austen to entertain her family—the answer to which is one of the plants in this book These stories and many more will enlighten you on these treacherous and peculiar plants, their defensive and deadly traits, the facts behind them, and the folklore that has grown around them.


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Fresh

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Publisher : Harvard University Press
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ISBN 13 : 0674263626
Pages : 416 pages
Rating : 4.6/5 (263 downloads)

Download Fresh PDF Format Full Free by Susanne Freidberg and published by Harvard University Press. This book was released on 2010-10-01 with total page 416 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: That rosy tomato perched on your plate in December is at the end of a great journey—not just over land and sea, but across a vast and varied cultural history. This is the territory charted in Fresh. Opening the door of an ordinary refrigerator, it tells the curious story of the quality stored inside: freshness. We want fresh foods to keep us healthy, and to connect us to nature and community. We also want them convenient, pretty, and cheap. Fresh traces our paradoxical hunger to its roots in the rise of mass consumption, when freshness seemed both proof of and an antidote to progress. Susanne Freidberg begins with refrigeration, a trend as controversial at the turn of the twentieth century as genetically modified crops are today. Consumers blamed cold storage for high prices and rotten eggs but, ultimately, aggressive marketing, advances in technology, and new ideas about health and hygiene overcame this distrust. Freidberg then takes six common foods from the refrigerator to discover what each has to say about our notions of freshness. Fruit, for instance, shows why beauty trumped taste at a surprisingly early date. In the case of fish, we see how the value of a living, quivering catch has ironically hastened the death of species. And of all supermarket staples, why has milk remained the most stubbornly local? Local livelihoods; global trade; the politics of taste, community, and environmental change: all enter into this lively, surprising, yet sobering tale about the nature and cost of our hunger for freshness.


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Walled Gardens

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Publisher : National Trust
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ISBN 13 : 1911358480
Pages : 536 pages
Rating : 4.4/5 (358 downloads)

Download Walled Gardens PDF Format Full Free by Jules Hudson and published by National Trust. This book was released on 2018-07-03 with total page 536 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: BBC presenter Jules Hudson (Countryfile, Escape to the Country) is passionate about walled gardens. In this book, he looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage. The walled garden was once an essential component of every country house, its shelter providing ideal conditions for growing food, flowers and medicine. This book from the National Trust looks at walled gardens throughout England and Wales and explores their history, innovative design and cultural heritage. Walled gardens are a feature of British gardening history. In the late 18th century, gardens became status symbols, with aristocrats vying to grow ever more exotic fruits – ushering in innovations such as glasshouses and even heated walls. With the First and Second World Wars many of these gardens fell into disrepair, but renovated ones feature at many key National Trust properties and remain a source of pride and fascination today.


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Green Retreats

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Publisher : Cambridge University Press
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ISBN 13 : 1107040027
Pages : 323 pages
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Download Green Retreats PDF Format Full Free by Stephen Bending and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2013-06-06 with total page 323 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This lively and beautifully illustrated account follows some remarkable eighteenth-century women in their gardens.


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Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640

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ISBN 13 : 1472512278
Pages : 256 pages
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Download Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640 PDF Format Full Free by Paul S. Lloyd and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-02-26 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Food and Identity in England, 1540-1640 considers early modern food consumption in an important new way, connecting English consumption practices between the reigns of Henry VIII and Charles I with ideas of 'self' and 'otherness' in wider contexts of society and the class system. Examining the diets of various social groups, ranging from manual labourers to the aristocracy, special foods and their preparation, as well as festive events and gift foods, this all-encompassing study reveals the extent to which individuals and communities identified themselves and others by what and how they ate between the Reformation of the church and the English Civil Wars. This text provides remarkable insights for anyone interested in knowing more about the society and culture of early modern England.


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Lady Ranelagh

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ISBN 13 : 022673174X
Pages : 296 pages
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Download Lady Ranelagh PDF Format Full Free by Michelle DiMeo and published by University of Chicago Press. This book was released on 2021-05-11 with total page 296 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: For centuries, historians have speculated about the life of Katherine Jones, Lady Ranelagh. Dominant depictions show her either as a maternal figure to her younger brother Robert Boyle, one of the most significant scientists of his day, or as a patroness of the European correspondence network now known as the Hartlib circle—but neither portrait captures the depth of her intellect or the range of her knowledge and influence. Philosophers, mathematicians, politicians, and religious authorities sought her opinion on everything from decimalizing the currency to producing Hebrew grammars. She practiced medicine alongside distinguished male physicians, treating some of the most elite patients in London. Her medical recipes, political commentaries, and testimony concerning the philosophers’ stone gained international circulation. She was an important influence on Boyle and a formidable thinker in her own right. Drawing from a wealth of new archival sources, Michelle DiMeo fills out Lady Ranelagh’s legacy in the context of a historically sensitive and nuanced interpretation of gender, science, and religion. The book re-creates the intellectual life of one of the most respected and influential women in seventeenth-century Europe, revealing how she managed to gain the admiration of diverse contemporaries, effect social change, and shape contemporary science.


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A Country House at Work

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Pages : 224 pages
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Download A Country House at Work PDF Format Full Free by Pamela Sambrook and published by . This book was released on 2003 with total page 224 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Pamela Sambrook in this work focuses on Dunham Massey in Cheshire, and shows how the great house and its estate functioned in the late Georgian period. At the centre is the family, the Earls of Stamford. But the various groups that made the household work fan out like ripples in a pool.