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Vanilla : The Cultural History of the World's Favorite Flavor and Fragrance Hardcover – Bargain Price, November 4, 2004
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Ironically, the author Patricia Rain states in her acknowledgements that her editors' English "is impeccable." I find it hard to believe that the text was even proofread.
Consider the following sentence, typical of the language in the book:
"Families pollinate with the stem off a leaf of the tutor tree, toothpicks, twigs, or long thumbnails."
It requires multiple passes from the reader before one realizes that there is a spelling error.
I consistently find myself deciding if I want to decipher what Rain is trying to say and continue with the abundant information she has gathered, or to give up and wait for another, better edition.