No one can farm without tools, and the progression from simple handcrafted implements to modern machinery is a fascinating story. The author has carried out much research, and explored the archives of other places as well as his native island in order to paint on a broader canvas.

It sets in context important local inventions such as the potato planting plough designed by Jean de Boutillier in 1835 and used for over a century.

Available to buy from: Jersey Museum and Hamptonne Country Life Museum. £39.95