We review and recommend books about allotments and allotmenting rather than about growing on an allotment.
These are books we like and think you may find interesting or just a good fun read.
Some are useful, covering the administration and running of allotments.
Allotment Folk by Chris Opperman
A very interesting little book about the community of allotments as well as the growing of vegetables and fruit. Heavy on photographs and rather witty too, more of a "fun" read than a serious book. Great for having a quick look over whilst enjoying a...
Close to the Veg by Michael Rand
This book of allotment tales is another one to pop in and out of and more about the community and life to be had when you take up an allotment than the actual growing. This is the story of one man's obsession with a sixteen by eight yard patch of...
Growing Space by Lesley Acton
When sent books to review they can sometime be a chore to read, but Growing Space was a complete joy. A fascinating book that delves into the social history of the allotment movement. Clearly a very inteligent conservationist, Lesley writes with a...
Of Cabbages and Kings by Caroline Foley
The sub-title of this book is The History of Allotments but in reality it covers a much wider area than the allotment and quite often I failed to spot the link between a chapter and allotments. That's not a bad thing though for I found this book giving...
One Man and His Dig by Valentine Low
When I first got this book, I thought it was going to be a London view of allotments by a middle class member of the chattering classes. The author being a journalist, I wondered if he even had a plot. Well, what a pleasant surprise I had. It's a...
The Allotment Handbook by Sophie Andrews
A book that looks at the practical administrative side of allotments. As well as the history there is also information on how to set up your own committees, how to campaign, legalities etc. There is also lots of information about planning and what...
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