A True Story of Love, War, and a Passion For Food
By (author) Frances Osborne
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Lilla's Feast by Frances Osborne
Book DescriptionLilla Eckford, interned in a Japanese civilian camp in China during the second world war after an extraordinary early life, passed her time by compiling a book about the joys of food. This precious cookery book, now in the possession of the Imperial War Museum, inspired Lilla's great-granddaughter, Frances Osborne, to investigate her enthralling story. Lilla's "Feast" spans the world from China to India and finally to England over a hundred years, and blends together personal history, world events, period atmosphere and family anecdotes into a brilliantly vibrant and poignant story.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780552771887
(198mm x 127mm x 24mm)
Imprint: Black Swan
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Oct-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Frances Osborne
Park Lane, Paperback (May 2013)
A gripping and intense novel about love and war, set upstairs and downstairs among the suffragettes and the front line in France, from the bestselling author of The Bolter.
Bolter, Paperback (December 2008)View all books by Frances Osborne
* 'This is a truly astonishing book. Frances Osborne has not just brought to life a dizzyingly rich and scandalous slice of social history, she has produced a tragic and deeply moving tale as well. It is far more gripping than any novel I have read for years' Antony Beevor
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Author Biography - Frances Osborne
Frances Osborne worked as a barrister, a banker and then a journalist before becoming a full-time writer. She lives in London and Cheshire with her husband and two young children. This is her first book.
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