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The introduction discusses Jane's own interest in food, as shown both in the novels and in her letters, and the importance of mealtimes and entertaining in the social life of her period (1775-1817), with the complete contents of Martha Lloyd's "Household Book" and the history of the manuscript, now in Jane Austen's House at Chawton, Hampshire. Delightful line drawings, prints and watercolours from contemporary sources illustrate the book.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780714127699
ISBN-10: 0714127698
Format: Paperback
(246mm x 188mm x 69mm)
Pages: 128
Imprint: British Museum Press
Publisher: British Museum Press
Publish Date: 25-Mar-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Maggie Black

Maggie Black was a food historian and author of numerous books including The Medieval Cookbook. Deirdre Le Faye is an Austenian scholar and author of Jane Austen: A Family Record.

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