Guild member Roger Moore has completed a translating and editing project about the history of rye in France.
Roger undertook the project with Alain Bonjean, one of the joint editors of the World Wheat Book that Roger, Alain, Maarten van Ginkel and well-know UK wheat breeder Bill Angus produced between 2001 and 2016.
The new book – Le Siegle de terre de Margeride – is a lavishly illustrated (as they say in the book trade) history of rye in the Margeride – a beautiful, remote part of the Auvergne in France.
It details the history of the region, it people, cultures and geography before focusing on the agriculture and the immense importance of rye to its farmers and inhabitants.
The book was researched and written by Alain Bonjean – recently retired head wheat breeder of Limagrain France – then Roger and his team translated and edited the parallel English copy set out alongside the French text.