Skip to product information
1 of 1

Sherlock & Pages

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

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

Regular price $15.00 USD
Regular price Sale price $15.00 USD
Sale Sold out
Tax included.

By Helena Attlee (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952573
Weight:240g
Dimensions:196 x 132 x 21 (mm)

Image for The Land Where Lemons Grow : The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
Click to enlarge
The Land Where Lemons Grow : The Story of Italy and its Citrus Fruit
By Helena Attlee (Author)
Format: Paperback / softback 272 pages
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241952573
Published: 2 Apr 2015
Weight: 240g
Dimensions: 196 x 132 x 21 (mm)

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.

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

View full details