The Land Where Lemons Grow – Radio 4 Book of the Week

Helena Attlee uncovers the Italian passion for all things citrus

Helena Attlee uncovers the Italian passion for all things citrus

Who knew that the Mafia was so interested in lemon growing, or that limes are not nearly so effective for combatting scurvy as lemons, or that one oddly-shaped citron is known as a “Buddha’s hand”? I’m busy adapting The Land Where Lemons Grow by Italian gardens specialist Helena Attlee for Radio 4’s Book of the Week slot. Due to be broadcast during the week beginning 21 April.

Read more about Helena Attlee.


  • Alex Ramsay

    The starting date has just been changed, I gather, to Easter Monday (21st April)