Lambeth Palace Road
London, England SE1 7LB

" Writer Fran Beauman celebrates the juicy history of the pineapple, from its earliest beginnings in the Brazilian rainforests to its role today being stuffed unceremoniously into cans. Drawing from her book The Pineapple: King of the Fruits. She explores why the pineapple has been such an important status symbol with fascinating stories and facts. For example, during the 1700s the cost to produce one pineapple was about £5,000 in today’s money – the same as the cost of a new coach."

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Added by several_bees on May 14, 2007

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