Book Review ~ Of Cabbages and Kings by Caroline Foley

Of Cabbages And Kings

Since getting our allotment back in 2011, it has made us wonder about how the whole concept of allotments came to be.  I know myself, I thought the popularity of allotments and growing your own came from the war time, ‘Dig For Victory’ campaign and watching Tom and Barbara in ‘The Good Life’…

In her book ‘Of Cabbages and Kings’ published by Frances Lincoln Limited. Caroline Foley takes us through the different time periods starting in 1066, looking at hardships the poor people went through, finishing at the the present day and how we still have to fight to keep land for growing.  It’s made me feel so lucky to have my piece of land to grow on – something I will never take for granted.

I loved the illustrations, photographs and thought they added a great embellishment to the book.  At towards the back there is a timeline pin pointing key events that have happened in history.  There is also a ‘Further Reading’ list, great for people wanting to look more into the subject.

I found it a truly interesting read.  If you love allotments and history like I do, then I can honestly say you won’t be disappointed 🙂 I’ve got this book earmarked for a couple of my allotment friends, it’s going to be a great gift for Christmas…

Why not take advantage of this great offer and get ‘Of Cabbages and Kings’ on your Christmas wish list 🙂

To order Of Cabbages and Kings at the discounted price of £16.00 including p&p* (RRP: £20.00), telephone 01903 828503 or email and quote the offer code APG209.  *UK ONLY – Please add £2.50 if ordering from overseas.​

Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx

3 thoughts on “Book Review ~ Of Cabbages and Kings by Caroline Foley

  1. That sounds like an interesting read!
    We are very lucky and there is a whole book written on just our allotments in Twekkelo, Netherlands. It was the first organic allotment in the country and the book is written by one of the founders. Even if ot only goes back some forty years, it is fascinating to read about the history

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