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Consider the Fork: A History of Invention in the Kitchen
Consider the Fork: A History of Invention in the Kitchen
by Bee Wilson
Edition: Hardcover

24 of 26 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fascinating and utterly readable, 19 Oct. 2012
Consider the Fork, more than being culturally, historically, and anthropologically fascinating, is utterly readable. Each chapter is stitched with a slender thread of autobiography that gives the narrative a structure, which is both satisfying and intimate. Beautifully illustrated with ink and wash drawings, there's a real appreciation of craft here, both of the sentence, and the image. It provokes the belief that the writer, Bee Wilson, and illustrator, Annabel Lee, have a deep respect for cooking as a craft, exploring it through those overlooked objects, that make our kitchens. I loved it, and will never look at a knife the same way again.


Crossbones Yard (Alice Quentin)
Crossbones Yard (Alice Quentin)
by Kate Rhodes
Edition: Hardcover
Price: £18.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great characters and strong new voice, 2 July 2012
Great novel with compelling characters, and a really engrossing story. It's been a long time since I have stolen time to read, and I did when Alice Quentin was telling her story. As a narrator she's wry and witty by turns, her narrative peopled with fascinating characters, all individual and well drawn. Loved it.


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