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Edwardian Farm

By: Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn

288 pages, Over 150 images

Pavilion Books

Hardback | Nov 2010 | #188363 | ISBN-13: 9781862058859
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NHBS Price: £24.99 $30/€28 approx

About this book

Following on from the hit BBC series Victorian Farm, this book accompanies a new 12-part BBC series. This time, Ruth Goodman, Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn take a leap forward in time to immerse themselves in an Edwardian community in the West Country. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Morwellham Quay was situated in a bustling and commercially prosperous region - a stunning rural landscape encompassing rolling farmland, wild moorland, tidal river, coast and forest, which supported a vibrant and diverse economy. Ruth, Peter and Alex will spend a year exploring all aspects of this working landscape - restoring boats, buildings and equipment, cultivating crops. fishing, rearing animals and rediscovering the lost heritage of this fascinating era as well as facing the challenges of increasingly commercial farming practices, fishing and community events.

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Historian Ruth Goodman is an expert in nineteenth-century social and domestic history and has appeared in a number of television series, most recently Victorian Pharmacy. Alex Langlands is an archeologist and historian and has had a fascination with the British landscape since early childhood. Peter Ginn is also an archeologist and has been involved in a great deal of experimental archeology; Edwardian Farm represents the third time his has dropped everything to become a farmer for a year - the first being with Alex and Ruth in Tales from a Green Valley, then Victorian Farm and now this exciting adventure.

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