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Post: # 73106Post frozenthunderbolt
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:47 am

Maybe a wee bit overstated but im totaly and advocate of everything Seymour-esk

The Fat of the Land (1961). London: Faber & Faber. (With illustrations by Sally Seymour.)

The Self-Sufficient Gardener (1978). Londoon: Dorling Kindersley

The Forgotten Arts And Crafts (2001). London: Dorling Kindersley.

The New Complete Book of Self-Sufficiency (2002). London: Dorling Kindersley. (with Will Sutherland.)

The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It (2003). London: Dorling Kindersley. (with Will Sutherland.)

These are the pick of the crop - with more UK centric ones +.

I have made do with older versions of many on my sad student budget but am realy hanging out for "The forgottena arts and crafts" - had 12-14? times from the library . . .
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Post: # 73107Post frozenthunderbolt
Tue Oct 02, 2007 2:49 am

Note: a PDF of "the self sufficient gardener" if avalible on the web for free - cant remember where though or if it is legal - in black and white but i have it anyways. so it is out there people . . .
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Post: # 73119Post Archie
Tue Oct 02, 2007 8:49 am

Thank you Jed...one of my favourites, alongside Frances Moore Lappe 'Diet for a Small Planet' and the pictorial guides to The Lakeland Fells.

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Post: # 73163Post mrsflibble
Tue Oct 02, 2007 3:44 pm

the forgotten arts and crafts looks like a good xmas pressie for someone I know who thought she would get Lush products this year...
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:03 pm

frozenthunderbolt wrote:Note: a PDF of "the self sufficient gardener" if avalible on the web for free - cant remember where though or if it is legal - in black and white but i have it anyways. so it is out there people . . .
I can't find it and my local library doesn't have it :(
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Post: # 73202Post frozenthunderbolt
Tue Oct 02, 2007 11:32 pm

how that! i look on TradeMe this morning and what do i see "Forgoten Arts and Crafts" WOOT WOOT!! yess used buynow and now its MINE! only $40 - is worth the weeks rent (live with ma and pa at the moment) and is absolutly my totaly last self sufficiency book ever . . . for this year at least .. . unless i see that blacksmithing book i realllly need! ya'know :lol:
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Post: # 73206Post frozenthunderbolt
Wed Oct 03, 2007 2:42 am

an average/poor copy of JS's "The Self sufficient Gardener" can be found here along with many other:

http://www.librum.us/pdfs/index.htm

I will post a new thread with this link as i think it is very valuable.
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Post: # 73585Post mrsflibble
Sun Oct 07, 2007 9:56 am

rag_grrl_nz: try amazon.
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: # 73607Post Eigon
Sun Oct 07, 2007 1:01 pm

Or try an inter-library loan.
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Post: # 73623Post rag_grrl_nz
Sun Oct 07, 2007 7:50 pm

Got a pdf - thanks to Jed, yay!
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