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John Saturnall's Feast - Lawrence Norfolk
John Saturnall's Feast
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2.33 15
Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9781408805961 (1408805960)
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Pages no: 416
Edition language: English
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KatieC rated it
A foodie book, seventeenth century style. A fair amount of research went into this book. I'd always wondered about the more minute details of how a kitchen in a manor house or castle operated back in the day. This book goes into exquisite detail with the rather sophisticated menus, food prep, presen...
The Deckled Edge
The Deckled Edge rated it
It's not a fantastic book, but I enjoyed it a bit. It follows much of the life of John Saturnall from being cast out of his village with his mother for witchcraft to rising to Master Cook of a noble household. All set to the backdrop of the English Civil War between Charles I and Parliament. The ...
carey rated it
I would have given this 1* but I liked the historical bits. However, in general not my kind of book - single mum dies, poor orphan boy with amazing qualities (in this case cooking) who eventually falls in love with lady of the manor .... You can imagine the rest.
Thief of Camorr
Thief of Camorr rated it
4.0 John Saturnall's Feast
‘John Saturnall’s Feast’ by Lawrence Norfolk is a historical fiction set in 1625 and beyond, following the life of John Sandall. It begins when he’s a child, soon to be on the run as a small, religious town accesses his mother of witchcraft. She dies during the winter, and John is sent to a manor to...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it
2.0 John Saturnall's Feast by Lawrence Norfolk
Just not my thing. I couldn't get into it, so I gave up before I got very far.
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