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Rural England

Rural England
Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902
2 Volume Set

Part of Cambridge Library Collection - British and Irish History, 19th Century

  • Date Published: January 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108025508

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  • H. Rider Haggard (1856–1925) is best known as the successful writer of adventure stories with exotic backgrounds such as King Solomon's Mines and She. However, he also served on a number of royal commissions, and in managing his wife's Norfolk estate became a recognised expert on agricultural matters. Rural England, published in 1902 and reissued in 1906, was the product of his travels around England and Wales writing articles for the Daily Express. They show a picture of agriculture in poor condition, and suggest reforms which would improve matters. The book was well received, and subsequently many of his suggestions were included in the Development Act of 1909. He favoured co-operative societies such as were found in Denmark, an increase in the number of smallholdings, and a national forestry commission.

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    • Date Published: January 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108025508
    • dimensions: 320 x 250 x 70 mm
    • weight: 2.11kg
    • contains: 56 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface to new edition
    Introduction
    1. Wiltshire
    2. Hampshire
    3. Guernsey
    4. Jersey
    5. Sussex
    6. Kent
    7. Devonshire
    8. Cornwall
    9. Somerset
    10. Dorsetshire
    11. Herefordshire
    12. Worcestershire
    13. Gloucestershire
    14. Warwickshire
    15. Shropshire
    16. Essex
    17. Hertfordshire and Middlesex. Volume 2:
    18. Cambridgeshire
    19. Huntingdonshire
    20. Oxfordshire
    21. Northamptonshire
    22. Lincolnshire
    23. Leicestershire, Rutland, and Nottingham
    24. Yorkshire
    25. Suffolk
    26. Norfolk
    27. Conclusion
    Index.

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    H. Rider Haggard

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