The Land Where Lemons Grow
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.
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.
About the Author
Helena Attlee has been an habitué of Italy’s loveliest cities and landscapes for over forty years. However, her real interest has always been in getting beyond the familiar façade of beautiful places and delicious food to lesser-known aspects of Italian culture. This has been the inspiration for both of her most recent books.
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