PICTURE THIS

PICTURE THIS

AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 PLANTS 

By Jonathan Drori (Laurence King £20)

With beautiful illustrations from Lucille Clerc, this captivating book traverses the globe via plants: nettles in England, mangoes in India and tulips in the Netherlands (pictured)

Tomato — fruit or vegetable? 

Strictly speaking, Jonathan Drori argues, the seeds make it a fruit but in 1893 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that it was a vegetable. 

With beautiful illustrations from Lucille Clerc, this captivating book traverses the globe via plants: nettles in England, mangoes in India and tulips in the Netherlands. It’s jam-packed with fun trivia.

In 1948, for example, an ‘Artichoke Queen’ was crowned in Castroville, California. Her name was Norma Jeane Mortenson — or, as she became better known, Marilyn Monroe.

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