Why are diamonds measured in carats?
I have just finished reading a wonderful book – The Book of Spice by John O’Connell. This is an encyclopaedia of spices with each entry discussing its history, culinary and medical use. It is packed full of fascinating facts. Almost all of which I have forgotten. I know there was a section on liquorice but I couldn’t tell you a thing about it. Sadly this is not uncommon. I read a lot of non-fiction, on a vast array of topics, but often feel afterwards that as soon as the book has been put down I have lost most of what I had learnt.
One fact did stick…
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