The Apple Orchard

The Apple Orchard The Story of Our Most English Fruit

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Synopsis

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

'A delightful book' - Sunday Times


Shortlisted for the André 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.'

Book information

ISBN: 9780141982281
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 634.110941
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: xiv, 334
Weight: 258g
Height: 196mm
Width: 130mm
Spine width: 21mm