J. H. Bettey
AVAILABLE EARLY OCTOBER
Farming has long been the main source of Dorset's prosperity. No other human activity has had a greater impact on the landscape. Until recently, most people in the county were dependent on it for living. Dorset's farming community planned every field, copse and hedgerow. Without them there would be no water meadows, market days, farmhouses and barns. Few corners have not been ploughed or grazed, from the chalk downs that fill Dorset's heart, to the well-wooded Blackmore and Marshwood vales, long renowned for their dairies. Here the story of farming in Dorset is brought to life by an author as successful at unravelling its past as he is at explaining its present.