This fascinating history of orchards and in the English landscape is essential reading for pomologists and social historians alike.
Category: Book Notes
On the Quiet Joy of Fruit-Bookish Ephemera
Sometimes you find the most fascinating bits and bobs tucked away in second-hand fruit books. Here’s my latest discovery.
Book Notes: The Commonplace Book of John Gwin of Llangwm
This historical document provides a fascinating insight into orcharding practises, and apple and pear varieties, of the C17th.
Book Notes: The Orchard Book, by Wade Muggleton
This new book on orchard planning, establishment and management covers all the essential bases.
Book Notes: Taming Fruit, by Bernd Brunner
This panoramic overview of humanity’s relationship with fruit is a must-have for any pomological collection.
Book Notes: Damsons, by Sarah Conrad Gothie
A short but hugely informative book packed with juicy recipes and damson facts; a must-read for any damson fan.
Book Notes: The Original Warden Pear, by Margaret Roberts
This in-depth study of ‘warden’ cooking pears tells the fascinating story of a historical orchard staple.
Book Notes: Entangled Life by Merlin Sheldrake
This fascinating book delves into the rich symbiotic relationship between trees and the fungal networks that sustain and nourish them.
Book Notes: Apple, A Global History, by Erika Janik
This slight, slender volume is… okay, but there are much better alternatives in print.
Book Notes: Apple, by Marcia Reiss
A review of Marcia Reiss’ social history of the apple, as told from a US-based perspective.