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Description - A A Food Lover's Treasury by

I not only think about food all day, but I dream about it all night.' Henry Miller This is a book about food, and the food that's in books. Tucked away in many great literary works are some essential truths on the subject of consumption: that someone is always disappointed when a tart is halved; that roasted udder is best kept a once-in-a-lifetime experience; that oranges should always be eaten in private; that toast is criminally under-appreciated, though even James Bond can't get enough of it. Other less well-known truths include the fact that kippers can be cooked on an iron; gravy expectation is high amongst commercial gentlemen; and every child at some time sees their name written in treacle. These extracts - some hilarious, some tragic, some downright bizarre - demonstrate that food is one of the great overlooked themes of literature, and pursuing this theme is a good excuse to re-read some classics. Each of the quotations if fully references, so that the reader can 'source' the favoured titbits, and seek out further treats for themselves.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780711229129
ISBN-10: 0711229120
Format: Hardback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publisher: Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 9-Oct-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography -

Lynda Murphy lives in York with her husband, daughter and Jack Russell terrier -- a match for any of the canine heroines in works of great literature. She enjoys lingering over texts not looking for quotations and buying brand new copies of fiction from big, brightly lit air-conditioned bookshops. Julie Rugg lives in York with her husband and daughter.