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James Winter - Author

About the Author

James Winter is the producer of BBC1's flagship cookery programme Saturday Kitchen, where he has been instrumental in promoting the talents of many of Britain's finest chefs. His ability to spot emerging talent as well as his passionate support of established chefs has made him one of the most influential players on the British food scene. His first book Yes Chef! was published in 2009.

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London's Teeming Streets, 1830-1914

London's Teeming Streets, 1830-1914

Author: James Winter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/11/2011

The streets of Victorian London became increasingly congested with vehicles, fast and furious drivers, pedestrians, costermongers, prostitutes, brass bands, homeless children and other obstacles to safe and rapid motion. Concerned citizens were alarmed by this unprecedented build-up of traffic and pollution. But how did this chaotic state come about - and why was more not done to prevent it? London's Teeming Streets brings an historical perspective to present-day concerns about the effects of continued urban expansion and shows that many current problems date back to the Victorian era. James Winter reveals that the issue of street reform was fraught with political intrigue. Many reformers were liberals; yet the question of attempting to limit or prohibit activity on the King's Highway which was, by definition, an open and democratic preserve, brought the very purpose of liberal reform into sharp focus.

Secure from Rash Assault Sustaining the Victorian Environment

Secure from Rash Assault Sustaining the Victorian Environment

Author: James Winter Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/02/2002

Nineteenth-century Britain led the world in technological innovation and urbanization, and unprecedented population growth contributed as well to the rash assault, to quote Wordsworth, on Victorian countrysides. Yet James Winter finds that the British environment was generally spared widespread ecological damage. Drawing from a remarkable variety of sources and disciplines, Winter focuses on human intervention as it not only destroyed but also preserved the physical environment. Industrial blight could be contained, he says, because of Britain's capacity to import resources from elsewhere, the conservative effect of the estate system, and certain intrinsic limitations of steam engines. The rash assault was further blunted by traditional agricultural practices, preservation of forests, and a growing recreation industry that favored beloved landscapes. Winter's illumination of Victorian attitudes toward the exploitation of natural resources offers a valuable preamble to ongoing discussions of human intervention in the environment.

London's Teeming Streets, 1830-1914

London's Teeming Streets, 1830-1914

Author: James Winter Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/09/1993

The streets of Victorian London became increasingly congested with vehicles, fast and furious drivers, pedestrians, costermongers, prostitutes, brass bands, homeless children and other obstacles to safe and rapid motion. Concerned citizens were alarmed by this unprecedented build-up of traffic and pollution. But how did this chaotic state come about - and why was more not done to prevent it? London's Teeming Streets brings an historical perspective to present-day concerns about the effects of continued urban expansion and shows that many current problems date back to the Victorian era. James Winter reveals that the issue of street reform was fraught with political intrigue. Many reformers were liberals; yet the question of attempting to limit or prohibit activity on the King's Highway which was, by definition, an open and democratic preserve, brought the very purpose of liberal reform into sharp focus.

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