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The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit
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The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit (Paperback)

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'An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and joyful' - TLS



'A delightful book' - Sunday Times



Shortlisted for the Andre Simon Food and Drink Book Award 2016

A 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 Sunday



Taking 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.'

Natural World & The EnvironmentAgriculture & farmingHorticultureNatural World & The EnvironmentThe natural world, country life & petsThe countryside, country life Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Publication Date: 01/05/2016 ISBN-13: 9780141982281  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pete Brown is simultaneously allergic to and obsessed by apples. He has written several books on food and drink, including Man Walks into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, and Hops and Glory. His discriminating palate has led him to be a judge in the Great Taste Awards and the Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, and a frequent contributor to Radio 4's Food Programme.

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