Made In England by Dorothy Hartley

“A joy to read…Seek out this book; you will not be disappointed.” Matthew Clayton, Caught by the River

“…a fascinating insight into skills and practices that have long vanished from the British Isles.” NFU Countryside Magazine

“A fascinating and beautiful book” Daily Telegraph

“Lucid, demure and unemphatic. Her wit is dry and subtle” The New Yorker

First published in 1939, Made in England is a book about the people and crafts of the cottage industries of England, written by the acclaimed social historian, photographer and illustrator Dorothy Hartley. A companion volume to her best-selling book Food in England.

Read the new introduction by Fran Edgerley

Paperback with flaps | 216 x 156mm | 288 pages

Illustrations and photographs throughout.

Jacket by Alice Pattullo




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Dorothy Hartley (1893-1985) was born in Skipton, Yorkshire. She studied and taught art throughout her long life, but made her name with a series of books, including the multi-volume The Life and Work of the People of England. An inveterate traveller, in the 1930s she journeyed by car from Egypt to the Congo, taking many photographs which were later exhibited at the Imperial Institute, and later travelled widely in the British Isles – these peregrinations formed the basis of many of her books. After a successful career writing and illustrating books she wrote journalism for The Guardian in later life.

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Weight420 g
Dimensions23 × 156 × 216 mm


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