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Synopsis: The locations read like the contents of an exotic holiday brochure: Tahiti, Madagascar, Reunion, Seychelles and the Gulf Coast of Mexico - all of them inextricably linked with the story of Vanilla the world's most versatile flavour. Vanilla is a botanical mystery a uniquely sensual plant who's secret was unlocked by a 12 year African slave in 1841. Aristocrats, apothecaries and modern day tycoons have all chased. The Luscious Substance' - and the wealth it brings. Endangered in the wild, Vanilla is now more valuable than at any time in history - a value that places is at the centre of a secretive multimillion dollar trade for which men are being murdered. Tim Ecott has sought out vanilla's rich history and in doing so has brought to life these faraway, fascinating, misunderstood places. Confirming the promise of his debut, Neutral Buoyancy, this is travel writing of the highest order.
About the Author: Tim Ecott is the author of the hugely successful Neutral Buoyancy. He joined the BBC World Service as a producer and correspondent in news and current affairs. A specialist on Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean he spent two years based in the Seychelles where he developed a parallel career as a dive leader. He lives in Richmond, London.
Title: Vanilla: Travels in Search of the Luscious ...
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Book Description Michael Joseph Ltd, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. In LIKE NEW condition, with only slight signs of previous ownership. Otherwise as NEW. Daily dispatch from UK warehouse. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000124532
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Book Description Michael Joseph 2004 Hardcover, 2004. Book Condition: Near Mint. 278 pages. Bookseller Inventory # 585337
Book Description Michael Joseph The Penguin Group, London, 2004. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. Original cloth and dustwrapper, 278pp, illustrated with 16 photographs, signed by the author Size: 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. Book. Bookseller Inventory # X016139
Book Description Michael Joseph, London, 2004. Hard Back. Size: Size E: 8"-9" Tall (203-228mm). Bookseller Inventory # 85499
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