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The Apple Orchard

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'An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and joyful' - TLS'A delightful book' - Sunday TimesShortlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink Book Award 2016A Radio 4 Book of the Week'Wonderful, revelatory ... very moving' - Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4 'His ability to laugh at himself, openness to wonder and willingness to go wherever the search takes him make Brown an engaging writer and The Apple Orchard an entertaining journey' - Mail on SundayTaking us through the seasons in England's apple-growing heartlands, this magical book uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit. 'An orchard is not a field. It's not a forest or a copse. It couldn't occur naturally; it's definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn't override the natural order: it enhances it, dresses it up. It demonstrates that man and nature together can - just occasionally - create something more beautiful and (literally) more fruitful than either could alone. The vivid brightness of the laden trees, studded with jewels, stirs some deep race memory and makes the heart leap. Here is bounty, and excitement.'

Item details

Author(s):
Pete Brown
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
198x133x21
EAN-13:
9780141982281
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780141982281
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
334
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd

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'An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and joyful' - TLS'A delightful book' - Sunday TimesShortlisted for the André Simon Food and Drink Book Award 2016A Radio 4 Book of the Week'Wonderful, revelatory ... very moving' - Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4 'His ability to laugh at himself, openness to wonder and willingness to go wherever the search takes him make Brown an engaging writer and The Apple Orchard an entertaining journey' - Mail on SundayTaking us through the seasons in England's apple-growing heartlands, this magical book uncovers the stories and folklore of our most familiar fruit. 'An orchard is not a field. It's not a forest or a copse. It couldn't occur naturally; it's definitely cultivated. But an orchard doesn't override the natural order: it enhances it, dresses it up. It demonstrates that man and nature together can - just occasionally - create something more beautiful and (literally) more fruitful than either could alone. The vivid brightness of the laden trees, studded with jewels, stirs some deep race memory and makes the heart leap. Here is bounty, and excitement.'

Author(s):
Pete Brown
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
198x133x21
EAN-13:
9780141982281
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9780141982281
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
334
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd

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