Lilla's Feast

Lilla's Feast : A True Story Of Love, War, And A Passion For Food

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Lilla 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.Thisprecious cookery book, now in the possession of the ImperialWarMuseum, 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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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 24mm | 273g
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0
  • 0552771880
  • 9780552771887
  • 291,458

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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
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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 *
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About Frances Osborne

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.
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363 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
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4 37% (135)
3 29% (107)
2 8% (30)
1 2% (6)
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