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  • Published: 19 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781785947018
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $39.99

Lost Skills and Crafts Handbook



From bestselling author and TV presenter Alan Titchmarsh, a practical guide to the lost heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its rich traditions, customs and crafts.

In this inspirational and practical guide to country life, passionate and hugely knowledgeable countryman Alan Titchmarsh explores the heritage of rural Britain, its landscapes and wildlife, its traditions, customs and crafts.
The Lost Skills and Crafts Handbook will help you rediscover your love of the countryside, including:

- a checklist of British butterflies and where to find them
- how to keep chickens, ducks, goats and sheep
- how to make soap, candles and your own herbal remedies
- how to track animals and forage for food
- essential knot tying
- how to build a campfire without matches
- how to create a kitchen garden
- the origins of country superstitions

And much more. With beautiful line art illustrations throughout, this compendium of the British countryside and its delights will be an essential read for any nature lover in your life.

  • Published: 19 November 2021
  • ISBN: 9781785947018
  • Imprint: BBC Books
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $39.99

About the author

Alan Titchmarsh

Originally trained at Hertfordshire College of Horticulture and Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Alan Titchmarsh is the author of over 40 books about gardening, including How to be a Gardener Book 1: Back to Basics, the fastest-selling of all time in the genre, and the bestselling The Kitchen Gardener: How to Grow Your Own Fruit and Veg. He writes for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine, and is gardening correspondent for the Daily Express and Sunday Express. He has presented Gardeners' World, the annual coverage of The Chelsea Flower Show and Nature of Britain, and has his own daily chatshow.

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