I just love Lucy Worsley, she presents history in such an unpretentious and cheerful way. Had been looking forward to lasts night's prog for ages and was not disappointed.
Link to the prog 6 days left as I write. Or download and you get 30 days to watch.http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p0 ... y_Hartley/
Here's the info;-As part of the Food, Glorious Food season, historian Lucy Worsley journeys across England and Wales in search of Dorothy Hartley, the long-forgotten writer of what is today considered to be one of the masterpieces of food writing, Food in England, published in 1954.
Hartley, these days a lost figure and forgotten author, spent her life between the two world wars travelling the length and breadth of the country in search of a rapidly vanishing rural Britain. She had the imagination to document and record, to photograph and illustrate (she was an accomplished artist and photographer as well as writer) the ways of life and the craft skills of farmers, labourers, village craftspeople, and itinerant workers. She recorded the way they worked, the tools they used, the techniques they adopted and the food they produced and prepared.