H.J. Massingham-Remembrance-Book-Signed 1941
Book Description: B.T. Batsford, England, 1941. Hard Cover. Book Condition: Fair. No Jacket. Photos (illustrator). 5 1/2" X 8 1/2". Harold John Massingham (1888 û1952) was a prolific British writer on matters to do with the countryside and agriculture. He was also a published poet. He was one of a group of 'ruralist' British writers of the period; Massingham's friend Adrian Bell, a farmer in Suffolk, was another prominent writer. They have attracted subsequent attention both as precursors to later developments, such as organic farming, and because of their political entanglements in the context of the 1930s . He was one of the twelve members of the Kinship of Husbandry, set up in 1941 by Rolf Gardiner, a society dedicated to countryside revival in a post-war world. According to academics Richard Moore-Colyer and Philip Conford, Massingham was uncomfortable with what he felt was a pro-German tendency in this group. When the Kinship later merged with two other bodies to form the Soil Association, Massingham with Gardiner, the landowner Lord Portsmouth and the agricultural journalist Lawrence Easterbrook came onto the Soil Association's Council. This autobiography has photos. Pages have foxing. Covers have wear. Signed by Author. Ex-Library.