Good Taste-9781398508217

Good Taste

Scott, Caroline

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Good taste is in the eye of the beholder... England, 1932, and the country is in the grip of the Great Depression. To lift the spirits of the nation, Stella Douglas is tasked with writing a history of food in England. It's to be quintessentially English and will remind English housewives of the old ways, and English men of the glory of their country. The only problem is -much of English food is really from, well, elsewhere . . . So, Stella sets about unearthing recipes from all corners of the country, in the hope of finding a hidden culinary gem. But what she discovers is rissoles, gravy, stewed prunes and lots of oatcakes. Longing for something more thrilling, she heads off to speak to the nation's housewives. But when her car breaks down and the dashing and charismatic Freddie springs to her rescue, she is led in a very different direction . . . Full of wit and vim, Good Taste is a story of discovery, of English nostalgia, change and challenge, and one woman's desire to make her own way as a modern woman. Praise for Good Taste & Caroline Scott: 'A fascinating, immersive, and delicious treat of a book' heat (book of the week) 'Evocatively written and laugh-out-loud funny, it's guaranteed to make you smile' Woman's Weekly 'Beautifully written, this sparkling novel is packed with wit and warmth' S Magazine 'Scott has done an amazing job of drawing on real stories to craft a powerful novel' Good Housekeeping '. . . the perfect antidote to these darker days when the news is bleak and the weather bleaker . . . This is a nicely paced yarn shot through with nostalgia but with themes which nevertheless resonate today... A tasty treat' Mirror, The Friday Book Club 'A fun, colourful read . . . laugh-out-loud funny, it's guaranteed to make you smile' Woman & Home 'Wonderful on nostalgia, doing things your own way and maintaining faith. I raced through it' Daily Mail

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