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Orion Books To Publish Compound Interest The Curious Chemistry Of Food And Drink By Andy Brunning

Posted at 4:01PM Thursday 05 Jun 2014

Amanda Harris, Deputy Publisher, Orion Publishing Group has bought World rights for COMPOUND INTEREST by Andy Brunning, to be published as a hardback and eBook on 7 May 2015.

Ever wondered why asparagus makes your pee smell? Why onions make you cry? Why cooking bacon smells so amazing? Compound Interest will answer these questions and many more. Andy Brunning's forthcoming book will open up a whole new chemical world behind the weird sensations we experience through food and drink - drunkenness, brain freeze, spicy chillies and many more. Exploring aromas, flavours and taste sensations with beautiful infographics and in-depth explanations, Andy Brunning elaborates on all the questions we've never thought to answer properly before. Chemical breakdown has never been more fun.

Andy Brunning is a teacher at Bournemouth School and has a true passion for making chemistry exciting and interesting. Compound Interest is also the name of Andy's blog – as a graduate chemist and teacher in the UK he looks at the chemistry and chemical reaction we come across on a day-to-day basis. As well as highlighting these facets of chemistry, it is also the site's objective to provide interesting and educational infographics. His writing appeals to both general readers and to experts.

Andy Brunning comments: 'I'm very excited to be working with Orion on a book that'll lift the lid on some of the chemistry behind the weird quirks of food & drink. What I really aim to answer with this book are those everyday questions that might come up whilst standing in the kitchen: why does garlic give you bad breath; why does coriander taste like soap to some people, but not others; and why is chocolate poisonous to dogs?

I'm really grateful for the support of the team at Orion so far. Their enthusiasm for the idea has been a great help during its development so far, and I can't wait to see the end product.'

Amanda Harris comments: 'Andy has made chemistry fun and beautiful. Compound Interest: The Chemistry of Food and Drink will be the perfect gift for Father's Day 2015. Working closely with his editor Emma Smith, I am confident that Andy's Compound Interest will become a perennial best seller'

COMPOUND INTEREST by Andy Brunning is published by Orion Books on 7th May 2015 in hardback price £12.99 and eBook at £6.99.

For further information please contact Amanda Harris on 020 7520 4493 or via email or Emma Smith on 020 7420 5644 or via email

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