I found this book very funny in parts, and very sad in others. After reading Nichols' garden books, where Gaskin the manservant is usually in the background, here he is revealed, and their history together begins (and ends). The culinary parts of the book are hysterically funny, as Nichols tries to cope with machines he has never touched before e.g. the cooker. His ignorance is amazing to a modern reader, but one has to admire him as he slowly learns the art of cookery. A joy.
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