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The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit (Paperback)
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The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit (Paperback)

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A delightful book about Italy's unexpected history, told through its citrus fruitsThe story of citrus runs through the history of Italy like a golden thread, and by combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art, Helena Attlee takes the reader on a unique and rich journey through Italy's cultural, moral, culinary and political past.'4 stars. Attlee, who knows and loves Italy and the Italians, takes the reader through the country's scented gardens with her sharp descriptions, pertinent stories and quotes and intriguing recipes. I was there with her' Anna del Conte, Sunday Telegraph 'Fascinating . . . A distinguished garden writer, Attlee fell under the spell of citrus over ten years ago and the book, like the eleventh labour of Hercules to steal the golden fruit of the Hesperides, is the result. She writes with great lucidity, charm and gentle humour, and wears her considerable learning lightly . . . Helena Attlee's elegant, absorbing prose and sure-footed ability to combine the academic with the anecdotal, make The Land Where Lemons Grow a welcome addition to the library of citrologists and Italophiles alike' The Times Literary Supplement 'A paradise of citrus is how I always think of Italy too: a place where ice-cold limoncello is sipped from tiny glasses on piazzas, and everything from ricotta cake to osso bucco is enlivened with zest. What a joy, therefore, to read Helena Attlee's The Land Where Lemons Grow, which tells the story of Italy through its citrus fruit' Bee Wilson, Telegraph Helena Attlee is the author of four books about Italian gardens, and others on the cultural history of gardens around the world. Helena is a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund and has worked in Italy for nearly 30 years.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952573
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 254 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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“A fascinating read”

This book is a unique and fascinating look at citrus fruit in Italy through food, history, culture and horticulture. Helena's passion for Italy and gardening shine through and make this an easy but unputdownable... More

Hardback edition
10th March 2014
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“Wonderful!”

I always wanted to have either an orange or a lemon tree in my garden – reading Helena Attlee’s book was the next best thing.

As you turn the pages you can almost smell the wonderful scent of the flowers and taste... More

Hardback edition
3rd April 2015
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“'A lemon tree, Watson', said Holmes to his bemused companion”

That poor pun is just about the only thing connected with lemons not to appear in this book, in which Helena Attlee ducuments in beautifully elegant prose just about everything there is to know historically about... More

Paperback edition
25th January 2017
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