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  • Joan Morgan’s magnificent new work on Pears…my food book of the year.. illustrated with Elizabeth Dowle’s exquisite paintings’

    Nigel Slater, Instagram
  • A remarkable book, a scholarly work, a joy to read and look at.

    Sheila Dillon, The Food Programme, BBC Radio 4
  • The publication of this most readable book is a cause for celebration.

    Ursula Buchan, The Spectator
  • The Book of Pears is ‘stunning, it’s beautiful, brim-full of information and inspiration.’

    Lord Hall, BBC Radio 4 Food and Farming Awards
  • This is food history at its finest. Morgan’s rigorous and fluent prose grows from its botanical base to widen our understanding of society and culture.


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