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The Pineapple: King of Fruits

By: Fran Beauman

512 pages, Illus

Chatto & Windus

Hardback | Nov 2005 | #155297 | ISBN: 0701176997
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NHBS Price: £16.99 $22/€20 approx

About this book

In this beautifully illustrated book, Beauman explores why this golden fruit is so special. Her passion takes her from Hawaii to the Philippines, from explorers' voyages to pineapple chunks, at the same time evoking the fruit's symbolism in film, art and design.


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Biography

Fran Beauman graduated with a first class degree in History from Cambridge and now writes and presents for television. Her passion for pineapples began with a childhood visit to the pineapple-shapedgarden retreat at Dunmore Park in Scotland and has taken her across the world. This is her first book.

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