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The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts

by Alan Titchmarsh

Biography / Autobiography eBooks of the Month Home & Garden The Real World

The Complete Countryman A User's Guide to Traditional Skills and Lost Crafts Synopsis

In this comprehensive and practical guide to the countryside, passionate and hugely knowledgeable countryman Alan Titchmarsh explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts. He'll look at the beauty of chalk downland, offer a checklist of British butterflies and where to find them and show how to make moth traps and wildlife ponds. He'll identify the best breeds of cattle for meat and milk, explain how best to look after a pig and the secrets of a successful small holding. From keeping chickens to dressing a stick, from dry-stone walling to creating a wild flower meadow.

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ISBN: 9781846073939
Publication date: 27/10/2011
Publisher: BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Press
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846073939
Publication date: 27th October 2011
Author: Alan Titchmarsh
Publisher: BBC Books an imprint of Ebury Press
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 312 pages
Genres: Biography / Autobiography, eBook Favourites, Home & Garden, The Real World,
Categories: Social & cultural history,

About Alan Titchmarsh

Alan Titchmarsh is known to millions through the popular BBC TV programmes British Isles: A Natural History, How to be a Gardener, Ground Force and Gardeners' World. But he started out in far humbler beginnings, in a rural childhood on the edge of Ilkley Moor in Yorkshire.After a spell at Kew he became a horticultural journalist, as an Editor of gardening magazines, before becoming a freelance broadcaster and writer.He has twice been named 'Gardening Writer of the Year' and for four successive years was voted 'Television Personality of the Year' by the Garden Writers' Guild. In 2004 he received ...

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