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Episode 3

How a family's fortunes were made by a daring plan to grow lemons in a northern latitude. Read by Francesca Dymond.

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.

Read by Francesca Dymond

Written by Helena Attlee

Abridged by Laurence Wareing

Produced by Kirsteen Cameron

First broadcast on Radio 4 in 2014.

18 days left to listen

15 minutes


Role Contributor
Reader Francesca Dymond
Producer Kirsteen Cameron
Abridger Laurence Wareing
Writer Helena Attlee


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