A Biography of the Fish That Changed the World

304pp ILLUS 1999 LIST PRICE: £10.99 (P) N138



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The Cod. Wars have been fought over it, revolutions triggered by it, national diets based on it and economies and livelihoods have depended on it. To the millions it has sustained, it has been a treasure more precious that gold. From the Vikings to Clarence Birdseye, this book introduces the explorers, merchants, writers, chefs and fisherman whose lives have been interwoven with the prolific fish. Compact and elegantly produced, it chronicles the cod wars of the sixteenth and twentieth centuries, blending in recipes and lore from the Middle Ages to the present.

Refreshing and invigorating, full of fascinating facts. INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY