Through the seasons in England's apple-growing heartlands, Pete Brown uncovers the magic and folklore or our most familiar fruit, showing its place at the heart of our lives.
Pete Brown is simultaneously allergic to and obsessed by
He has written several books on food and drink, including Man Walks into a Pub, Three Sheets to the Wind, and Hops and Glory. His discriminating palate has led him to be a judge in the Great Taste Awards and the Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards, and a frequent contributor to Radio 4's Food Programme.
An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and
joyful * TLS *
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 *
A delightful book * Sunday Times *