Ny ankomst The Land Where Lemons Grow: The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit (Paperback) by Attlee Helena 9KuWWV8G

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This is a delightful book about Italy's unexpected history told through its citrus fruits. The 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.