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    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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    Lilla's Feast
    A True Story of Love, War, and a Passion For Food
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Frances Osborne
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 400
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 275 g
    ISBN 13: 9780552771887
    ISBN 10: 0552771880

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.2
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ, HBJD
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15700
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000
    DC22: 941.082092
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100, BIO006000
    Thema V1.0: DNB, JBSF1, NHWR7, DNBH
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Black Swan
    Publication date
    16 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    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.
    Review quote
    "Passionately written and compelling, Frances Osborne's impressive debut is a wonderful read. The extraordinary life of this ordinary woman is a tumultuous feast of the senses" -- Santa Montefiore "Lilla's Feast is a wonderful, inspiring book, part page-turner, part history of the British Empire in the Far East, Frances Osborne perfectly captures the stories of a lost generation of women" -- Amanda Foreman "Osborne tells the story of her great-granny's life with page-turning brio" Sunday Telegraph "A wonderfully evocative, vivid, distilled book" Tatler "Powerfully imagined... Aromas of the spicy dishes Lilla learned to cook during her years in the Far East seem to cling to these pages, infusing the narrative with exoticism" The Times