Day of the Dandelion by Peter Pringle
Just finished this - the use of the humble dandelion's ability to asexually
reproduce is grafted on a food crop and could change agriculture the world
over. But will the selfless scientist and his colleagues patent it first or
will the minions of the evil agri-business manage to steal and murder their
way to the patent.
A bit of romp across Britain and Switzerland, lot of interesting plant info
(be prepared to spend a lot of time with google) and a great anti-hero in
Arthur Hemmings. I am hoping there will be more.
A great way to spend a snowy winter evening...
Maybe, but asexual reproduction? I think I prefer the ol' fashion way.
If nothing else it keeps your social skills sharp.
Actually most food crops are annuals but there is work afoot to create
perennial food crops.
Darn, my library doesnt have the dandelion book yet, But I did find
PP has other interesting books: One was about Earthworms, for
and another Food, Inc. Mendel to Monsanto-the Promises and Perils
of the Biotech Harvest. This sounded interesting, so I brought it
instead. Rather be entertained by the mystery, but maybe I'll learn
Yes I did request that they get it.
I have been reading some quilting fiction:
The Elm Creek Quilts series by
Some are present day and some are historical.
All have a quilt/s as an important part of the story.
Not really 'mysteries', but have things to be solved
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I haven't read those yet - I keep meaning to as I hear they are quite good.
I'm in the midst of a Regency romance fix - love them in small doses. If
you like really silly, try MaryJanice Davidson's Fred the Mermaid series.
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