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, & by combining travel writing with history, recipes, horticulture and art…

Land Where Lemons Grow

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 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.

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