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The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit

The Apple Orchard The Story of Our Most English Fruit An absorbing love letter to the English apple treerical and joyful TLS A delightful book Sunday TimesShortlisted for the Andr Simon Food and Drink Book Award A Radio Book of the Week Wonderful

  • Title: The Apple Orchard: The Story of Our Most English Fruit
  • Author: PeteBrown
  • ISBN: 9781846148835
  • Page: 299
  • Format: Hardcover
  • An absorbing love letter to the English apple treerical and joyful TLS A delightful book Sunday TimesShortlisted for the Andr 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 An absorbing love letter to the English apple treerical and joyful TLS A delightful book Sunday TimesShortlisted for the Andr 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 beautiful and literally 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.

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    1. PeteBrown

      There is than one author with this namePete Brown is an English writer who has written extensively on the subject of beer and drinking cultures around the world He has written three books Man Walks Into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, and Hops and Glory Brown was born in Barnsley, South Yorkshire and now lives in London.Above bio is from Photo is from Flickr user epicbeer.

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    1. In this delightful book, author Pete Brown tells the story of our most English fruit – the apple. If you think this sounds a tad boring, then think again. This is a gentle meandering through the history of orchards, the apple (that original forbidden fruit), the different seasons and how apples are grown - from cider making to the various varieties. This is in no way a really technical book. It is not really aimed at those who want to start an orchard (although it could certainly inspire you) [...]


    2. BOTWbbc/programmes/b081ld2tDescription: Symbolically and nutritionally, the apple has played a significant role in human life for millennia. From its origins in Kazakhstan, its spread along the old spice roads and into mythology, it is now an all-year round supermarket staple.In this four-part abridgement of his new book, Pete Brown follows the cycle of an orchard's year to illuminate the hand-in-hand-history of humanity and our most familiar fruit. Along the way, he turns his hand to the three [...]


    3. A few years ago I remember someone who lived in an Orchard Close frequently having to explain to people what an orchard actually was. For those of you still unsure, Pete Brown has titled this book to give you a subtle clue. These glorious pieces of landscape have been created by man for hundreds of years and are that bridge between the completely wild and the tamed garden. In these beautiful creations, you will find all sorts of wonderful things, cherries, pears, cobnuts, but most frequently, th [...]


    4. From BBc Radio 4 - Book of the Week:Symbolically and nutritionally, the apple has played a significant role in human life for millennia. From its origins in Kazakhstan, its spread along the old spice roads and into mythology, it is now an all-year round supermarket staple.In this four-part abridgement of his new book, Pete Brown follows the cycle of an orchard's year to illuminate the hand-in-hand-history of humanity and our most familiar fruit. Along the way, he turns his hand to the three most [...]


    5. 4 NOV 2016 - here is a cover to love! Recommendation through Bettie (she knows me so well). Many Thanks. Listen here - bbc/programmes/b081ld2t


    6. A delicious stroll/rampage through a magical subject. I’ve found it perfect bedtime reading that never failed to enchant me. An absolute and constant delight. Of course, I would say that, I am a massive apple nerd. I love to plant, to graft, to forage to seek out new varieties whenever I can. I purr with delight when I see trees laden with apples by the roadside. My favourite documentary is Chris Beardshaw’s ‘Apples: British to the Core’. So, I’m probably the core (snerk) audience for [...]


    7. I was hoping for something more likeSalt: A World HistoryorConsider the Fork , but this was more likeThe Founding Fishor possibly a Bill Bryson book (which I could never get past the first chapter on). It's not terrible, but it's not really for me - a bit too folksy and personal for my tastes.


    8. Delightful. Loosely structured around the growing year, lots of history and insights into apple cultivation, orchards, the countryside and much more, including some nice asides on the current political and economic situation (so deftly done that you might not even notice). Cruelly, the author seems to have developed an allergic reaction to apples, so he can't really enjoy some of the fruit he so lovingly describes (it's all right in liquid form, happily!) Enjoyed this very much, opens a window o [...]


    9. Entertaining and informative read about, well, apples. Sadly I lost the book, so I didn't get to read the last 80 pages.


    10. Great humor and insight into English apples and orchards. I feel like I've learned a lot and enjoyed the process throughout the whole book.



    11. If you're a Cotswold Morris dancer, avoid half way through chapter four - he is not impressed with Morris dancing! Although he does warm to Border Morris in chapter 22 at a Wassail.


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