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Don't Forget the Kettle

Don't Forget the Kettle [Kindle Edition]

Karen Campbell
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Alan wanted Pizza and I wanted classic French cuisine. Chris, Daniel and Elliot just wanted to be fed; they didn't care what we ate. There began an enthusiastic explanation over why pizza always tastes best in Italy, and pepper salad really belongs in Belgium. As the sun set over the Vendee we reviewed London in the 'Thatcher' years, Berlin just after 'The Wall' came down and the influence of the Mayans in the Belizean Jungle, all due to a simple request for pizza. We decided that my thoughts really should be written down for posterity; I mean, when you marry a soldier at the age of nineteen and travel the world for the next two decades, there's plenty to say. Don't Forget the Kettle depicts a sometimes naive, occasionally forceful and at times moving glimpse into the lifestyle of a mostly capable and sometimes inventive army wife, grappling with the demands of a tough and strangely alien world. Hospitality breaks down barriers and rapidly becomes the currency of a universal language, so feel free to share my recipes and share also in the memories, tears and laughter from the colourful world of the British Army.

About the Author

Karen Campbell was born in the West Country and to date has been fortunate enough to visit five of the seven continents of the world. Her aim is to travel to both Australia and Antarctica as the opportunity occurs in order to complete the full set. She is always in the middle of some project or other, loves to cook and to eat, and now lives in St Neots, Cambridgeshire with her husband Chris, son Daniel and Cairn Terrier, Angus. This is her first book.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 798 KB
  • Print Length: 269 pages
  • Publisher: Vanguard Press (6 July 2011)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005BJ2TYA
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #476,484 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Karen Campbell has spent many of her adult years employed in the financial sector, both in the UK and overseas. Her first book, 'Don't Forget the Kettle' was inspired by a desire to capture the past while enjoying good food, good wine and good company whilst on holiday in the South of France. She is always in the middle of some project or other, loves to cook and to eat and now lives in St Neots, Cambridgeshire. The Campbell family saga continues in her second book,'The Kettle in Transit' and a third book in this series is planned. Karen also writes womens fiction and for children under the name Karen Elaine Campbell.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars a lovely read 7 Oct 2009
If you or anyone you know has moved often especially in the military you will find this book a lovely read.
Karen describes the fun, frustration, challenges and delights of being an army wife over about 20 years and all it entails.
The people she has met and the friends made, highlighted with her observation of life around the world brings to the reader smiles and tears.
Her recipes (all colour) give you a taste of her travels, and lovely recipes to try yourself.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great mix of food and frivolity 13 July 2011
As an ex-serviceman I was unsure if this would be my cup of tea as I assumed (you know what they say about people who assume...) it was a book more suited to women, I couldn't have been more wrong. I found it frequently funny, occasionally sad, and often moving and the recipes don't look too shabby either.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A hoot! 14 Mar 2014
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And there are others in the series! You really want to live with this family! If only to be able to return to your own form of insanity when it's over.
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