The Scything Handbook by Ian Miller

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“My book of the year? The Scything Handbook published by @Filbertpress. Expert, readable, beautifully produced indispensable” John Lewis-Stempel on Twitter

“Years of passion have gone into this elegant, little book.” Rory Dusoir, Gardens Illustrated

“A delightful guide to mowing meadows and grain crops by hand. The author describes the mechanics of scything, as well as how to sharpen and even forge blades. He gives basic instructions on the Alexander Technique (a useful practice of body alignment) and meditation. Scything, he explains, isn’t just good for the environment, it benefits the mind and body.” Jane Powers, The Sunday Times

“The Scything Handbook by Ian Miller… will provide bedtime reading on how to improve your technique.” Caroline Donald, The Sunday Times

“The Scything Handbook by Ian Miller, newly released contains all of the information your need to buy, maintain and use a scythe for any grassy area, from a meadow to a lawn. Lia Leendertz, The Daily Telegraph

Ian Miller’s new publication, The Scything Handbook, is one of those books that manages to be both practical and enchanting. Hari Alexander, Deco Online magazine