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Rural England, Volume 1: Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902 H. Rider Haggard

Rural England, Volume 1: Being an Account of Agricultural and Social Researches Carried Out in the Years 1901 and 1902

H. Rider Haggard

Published January 13th 2011
ISBN : 9781108025485
Paperback
700 pages
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 About the Book 

H. Rider Haggard (1856 1925) is best known as the successful writer of adventure stories with exotic backgrounds such as King Solomons Mines and She. However, he also served on a number of royal commissions, and in managing his wifes Norfolk estateMoreH. Rider Haggard (1856 1925) is best known as the successful writer of adventure stories with exotic backgrounds such as King Solomons Mines and She. However, he also served on a number of royal commissions, and in managing his wifes 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. Volume 1 discusses conditions in a large part of the south and west of England, and the Channel Islands.