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Product Details

  • Paperback: 182 pages
  • Publisher: Norton Creek Press; Revived ed. edition (Sept. 15 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972177086
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972177085
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 1.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 336 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,361,393 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

Edmund Morris was born and educated in Kenya and went to college in South Africa. He worked as an advertising copywriter in London before immigrating to the United States in 1968. His biography The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt won the Pulitzer Prize and American Book Award in 1980. After spending several years as President Reagan's authorized biographer, he published the national bestseller Dutch: A Memoir of Ronald Reagan in 1999. He has written extensively on travel and the arts for such publications as "The New Yorker, The New York Times," and "Harper's Magazine," Edmund Morris lives in New York and Washington with his wife and fellow biographer, Sylvia Jukes Morris.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars 10 Acres Enough is probably enough (the book I mean) May 2 2011
By Peter Behrendt - Published on
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have read a lot of smallholding or small farming books lately. I have been looking for one that is just right. A little bit of city life before moving to the country. A little bit of trial and error. Some funny stories and some worked examples of how it actually worked.

This is an old title. The language is quite 'ye olde' style but it has a charm that also hooks you. If you are interested in farming then you will find yourself really looking forward to the end of each season to find out how it went. The descriptions of technique and the financial accounting of farming results might be a little old for the figures to be relevant but the methods are great. You also find yourself admiring this family for their diligence and willingness to 'have a go'. This book will only increase your desire to sell your city apartment and buy 10 acres of weed infested land to do the same yourself, so be warned!

I have read this one a few times now and would recommend it to you if you fall into these groups:
1. You are a smalholder or farmer and need some inspiration,
2. You dream of the country life and are doing some research,
3. You are just dreaming about a country life, and
4. You have an interest in how we actually feed ourselves in cities (or how we did back when cities started to grow quite large).

Enjoy it, I did.


PS A modern version would be quite good but it would need to be well written and show quite a lot of detail to be as appealing as this title. Some of the sections in John Seymour's 'New Complete Guide to Self-Sufficiency' present similar views to this title.
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars What a gem of a book Sept. 21 2011
By Wodehousian - Published on
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It will not be possible to state the reading value of this book, but I'll try. It came in the mail via Amazon, and I've been reading it over and over. The editing is superb. The brief footnotes clarify all the questions that 150 years can raise; the parenthetical translations explain how money in the 1850's translate to modern dollars and expense, or income. In short, this book is a brilliant rendering of a work I first encountered in an excerpt in Mother Earth News, and its arrival in the mail was the beginning of an epiphany.

But what would I know? I've only been writing about gardens for publication for 30 years, the winner of two national awards for talking about gardens. Edmund Morris wrote a book that is still valuable in 2011. The editor, Robert Plamondon, has updated it brilliantly. Wish I could have found this edition in 1972.

The book design will delight you. Often, a blank page precedes each chapter, giving the reader a place to write notes. Seems like a small thing, until you start writing about what you have read.

This is a book with real quality, and could be given as a gift to any gardener you know. Or to anyone who lives in the country. Norton Creek Press has given the world a gift, in the "Revived Edition." It's a fine job. No, it's better than that. This book could change your life, and maybe save it. Edmund Morris fled the city, just in time.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars history updated Jan. 29 2010
By Deb - Published on
Format: Paperback
Robert Plamondon updated this book to todays economics which made it much more useful. Many of the concerns of 1864 are just as important today when thinking about how to make the small acreage pay off or be enough to support the family. Since reading this book, I have more organized questions about how to use the land in my care.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Still relevant Jan. 19 2009
By Lynn - Published on
Format: Paperback
Excellent book. The strategies for starting a small, sustainable farm in this book are still relevant almost 150 years later.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ten Acres Enough Nov. 17 2008
By Cindy Lou - Published on
Format: Paperback
Ten Acres Enough is a book that is endearing to your heart. I didn't think I would enjoy it as much as I did. It is a relaxing, positive read that I had to go back and order more of for my friends. A great, cozy, by the fire book!