Forgotten Fruits: The stories behind Britain's traditional fruit and vegetables: A Guide to Britain's Traditional Fruit and Vegetables from Orange Jelly Gooseberries and Dan's Mistake Turnips

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In Forgotten Fruits, Christopher Stocks tells the fascinating - often rather bizarre - stories behind Britain's rich heritage of fruit and vegetables. Take Newton Wonder apples, for instance, first discovered around 1870 allegedly growing in the thatch of a Derbyshire pub. Or the humble gooseberry which, among other things, helped Charles Darwin to arrive at his theory of evolution. Not to mention the ubiquitous tomato, introduced to Britain from South America in the sixteenth century but regarded as highly poisonous for hearly 200 years.

This is a wonderful piece of social and natural history that will appeal to every gardener and food aficionado.

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"A great source of inspiration" (Simon Tiffin Telegraph)

"Scholarly and fascinating ... conjures a lost world from the humble gooseberry, leek and apple" (Jane Shilling The Times)

"Attractive anecdotal book" ( Financial Times)

"Delightful celebration of Britain's forgotten fruit and veg ... an intriguing hybrid of narrative history and encyclopaedia" ( Guardian)

"[A] captivating book ... written with a wonderfully light and assured touch" (Anna Pavord Gardens Illustrated)

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...my favourite book of the year. Written with passion and real knowledge of his subject ... you will be inspired.

From D'Arcy Spice apples to Orange Jelly turnips, all sorts of fruit and vegetable varieties are lovingly described here ... fascinating ... bound to inspire.

... makes the reader behave as though they are clutching a gripping novel ... much more than a historical guide.

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