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The Resource Miss Eliza's English kitchen : a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship, Annabel Abbs

Miss Eliza's English kitchen : a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship, Annabel Abbs

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Miss Eliza's English kitchen : a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship
Title
Miss Eliza's English kitchen
Title remainder
a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship
Statement of responsibility
Annabel Abbs
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
England, 1835. London is awash with thrilling new ingredients, from rare spices to exotic fruits. But no one knows how to use them. When Eliza Acton is told by her publisher to write a cookery book instead of the poetry she loves, she refuses--until her bankrupt father is forced to flee the country. As a woman, Eliza has few options. Although she's never set foot in a kitchen, she begins collecting recipes and teaching herself to cook. Much to her surprise she discovers a talent - and a passion - for the culinary arts. Eliza hires young, destitute Ann Kirby to assist her. As they cook together, Ann learns about poetry, love and ambition. The two develop a radical friendship, breaking the boundaries of class while creating new ways of writing recipes. But when Ann discovers a secret in Eliza's past, and finds a voice of her own, their friendship starts to fray. Based on the true story of the first modern cookery writer, Miss Eliza's English Kitchen is a spellbinding novel about female friendship, the struggle for independence, and the transcendent pleasures and solace of food
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Abbs, Annabel
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Acton, Eliza
  • Cooking, English
  • Female friendship
  • Cookbooks
  • England
Label
Miss Eliza's English kitchen : a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship, Annabel Abbs
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes historical notes, notes on the characters, recipes, poem sources, recommended reads, and a P. S. Insights, interviews and more readers' group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
366, 20 pages
Isbn
9780063066465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1285955417
Label
Miss Eliza's English kitchen : a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship, Annabel Abbs
Publication
Copyright
Note
Includes historical notes, notes on the characters, recipes, poem sources, recommended reads, and a P. S. Insights, interviews and more readers' group guide
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
366, 20 pages
Isbn
9780063066465
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)on1285955417

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