Books From Amazon

We like some of these book because they are about vintage mowers. We like some of the others because we are in them. And the rest are about lawns and gardening.  You can click on any of the images or links to find out more about, and perhaps buy, them from Amazon.

The Grass Is Greener...(Paperback)

The Grass Is Greener...(Hardback)

THE GRASS IS GREENER: AN ANGLO-SAXON PASSION (PAPERBACK) 

THE GRASS IS GREENER (HARDBACK)

Tom Fort writes about lawns, mowers and his memories of a Dennis mower while growing up in the 1950s and 60s. There is a whole chapter about the Old Lawnmower Club and some of its more colourful members!

The Forgiveness of Nature...(Paperback)

The Forgiveness of Nature...(Hardback)

THE FORGIVENESS OF NATURE: THE STORY OF GRASS (PAPERBACK)  

THE FORGIVENESS OF NATURE (HARDBACK)

Graham Harvey tells the story of grass and the lawn. There is a chapter on the mower and the Old Lawnmower Club.

cover FIFTY YEARS OF GARDEN MACHINERY 

Brian Bell looks at garden machinery in the second half of the 20th century. Includes information about lawn mowers during this period.

cover RANSOMES SIMS & JEFFERIES: AGRICULTURAL...  

Brian Bell traces the history of this famous Ipswich based company from its pre-lawn mower roots to the present day. Includes information on the mowers produced by the company and many images.

  OLD LAWNMOWERS (SHIRE ALBUM)

David Halford's book was probably the first dedicated to the history of the mower when it was first published in 1982. For many members of the Old Lawnmower Club this was their introduction to the subject. We've all learnt a lot more since but you can do a lot worse than this excellent little book from Shire, the UK's specialist publisher of books about bygones.

  OLD GARDEN TOOLS (SHIRE ALBUM)

This is an excellent but inexpensive introduction to collecting garden tools of all kinds, including lawn mowers.

The Lawn: A History Of An American Obsession THE LAWN: A HISTORY OF AN AMERICAN OBSESSION

This book tells the American story of the lawn. Mowers are, of course, featured.

Antique Garden Tools & Accessories ANTIQUE GARDEN TOOLS AND ACCESSORIES   

 

Antiques From The Garden ANTIQUES FROM THE GARDEN    Garden Tools GARDEN TOOLS   
The Garden: An English Lover Affair THE GARDEN: AN ENGLISH LOVE AFFAIR

 

The Lawn Expert THE LAWN EXPERT   

Apparently this is the world's best-selling book about the lawn. It's not about mowers or their history but it's still a very useful book for anyone with even the smallest lawn to tend.

Walk Behind Mower Service Manual WALK-BEHIND LAWN MOWER: SERVICE MANUAL

This is for users of modern mowers but if you've ended up on this site looking for information on how to maintain your everyday mower, this could be just for you!

Miller's Garden Antiques: How To Source MILLER'S GARDEN ANTIQUES: HOW TO SOURCE...

The latest Miller's Guide, with a small section on mowers but mainly covering garden tools, furniture and ornaments.

Glossary Of Garden History GLOSSARY OF GARDEN HISTORY (SHIRE ALBUM)

This is another title in the popular Shire Album series.

GARDEN HEROES AND VILLAINS
LAWNMOWERS AND GRASSCUTTERS: A COMPLETE GUIDE

This book, published in 2011, is by OLC Member Brian Radam, so we definitely recommend it.

MERVIN THE MAGIC MOWER (SERIES)

A series of beautifully illustrated stories for children written by one of the club's members living in Australia.

Note: these books are available direct from the author's website and are not currently available on Amazon.

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