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Edward Hyams


Edward Solomon Hyams (1910-1975) was a British writer. Hyams was known for his writings as a French scholar and socialist historian. His most famous work was Soil and Civilisation, a history of farming which advocated organic farming and came out against mechanised agriculture.

Edward Hyams won the Scott Moncrieff Translation Prize for Joan of Arc: By Herself and Her Witnesses by Régine Pernoud.

Hyams was a keen gardener; he spent some time as a market gardener in Kent, and wrote several books about gardening. He was consulted by the government of Iran when the National Botanic Garden in Tehran was being built. He was also keen on viticulture, and tried to grow wine in Britain.