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This review is from: Propitious Esculent: The Potato in World History (Hardcover)
I was given this book to read by my daughter and I thought, why would I want to read a history of the potato? After it sat for a couple of months collecting dust I picked it up and started glancing through it. I couldn't put it down. It is so much more than the story of the potato, it is the story of human development and how the potato impacted on our history, told with wit and style.
Don't be put off by the title or the that it's about the humble spud, I would thoroughly recommend this book to anyone with any interest in history.