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Episode 3

The extraordinary story of the Lake Garda lemon. In spite of the coolness of its northern latitude, Lake Garda was once the centre of a thriving citrus industry, producing extremely bitter lemons that were exported all over northern Europe. It was a feat only made possible by dogged determination and a lot of hard work.

Mixing travel writing, history and horticulture, Helena Attlee's celebratory journey through Italy explores the special place that citrus holds in the Italian imagination.

Reader ... Francesca Dymond

Writer ... Helena Attlee

Abridger ... Laurence Wareing

Producer ... Kirsteen Cameron.

15 minutes

Last on

Thu 24 Apr 2014 00:30


Role Contributor
ReaderFrancesca Dymond
ProducerKirsteen Cameron
AbridgerLaurence Wareing
WriterHelena Attlee

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