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Victorian Farm: Rediscovering Forgotten Skills

Fans of the BBC2 reality series “Victorian Farm” will want to get their hands on the tie-in title, Victorian Farm: Rediscovering Forgotten Skills (also known as Tales From the Victorian Farm).

Victorian Farm, a follow-up to the 2005 series Tales From the Green Valley which explored life on a 17th Century British farm,  follows archaeologists Alex Langlands and Peter Ginn and historian Ruth Goodman as they spend a year on a farm estate in Shropshire 1885-style.

The book includes a broad range of  photographs, the team’s diary entries, authentic recipes and practical craft, cooking and household management projects. There are also extensive features on topics such as new inventions, breeding methods, clothing and food.

The television series has also prompted renewed interest in the book The Book of the Farm by Henry Stephens. Read more about this in Richard’s January 12th blog post.

Oh and did you know that you can actually visit the Victorian Farm? The Acton Scott Historic Working Farm is open to the public April 15 – November 9, 2009.

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