The Kitchen Congregation: Abridged

The Kitchen Congregation: Abridged

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Told in tales from the kitchen, the place where women congregate, particularly mothers and daughters, still, after years of broken traditions and new professional opportunities, Nora Seton shows us in dazzling prose the rich dialogues between women, the shared comfort of motherhood, the bewilderment of men, and even favourite recipes - coded love messages handed down through the generations. Through Nora we enter the lives of five women, spanning several generations, all of whom are dear to her and are the beacons of her life. Most prominent is Nora's mother, an intuitive and discerning cook, who died of cancer. This loss and that of the author's first-born daughter are the experiences that have most profoundly affected Nora. In some ways this book is about finding a resting place for those lost loved ones. Moving, honest and extremely heartfelt, The Kitchen Congregation is a book for every mother and every daughter.
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Product details

  • Audio cassette
  • 106 x 141 x 17mm | 123g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0752832395
  • 9780752832395

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'The magical combination of Seton's writing and King's sensual delivery that conquer any repressed British feeling about the importance of good food and its production.' THE GUARDIAN
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About Nora Seton

Nora Seton grew up in Massachusetts and studied art history and classics at Harvard. She then worked as a farmer and in the grain and cattle industries. She is 37 and married with two children. Lorelei King has worked on film in House of Mirth and Notting Hill. Television includes Cold Feet, Jonathan Creek and Monarch of the Glen. She was voted Female Performer of the Year at the Spoken Word Awards 2001 and her many audio book readings have been acclaimed. She has read several books for Orion including We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
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