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John Saturnall's Feast,
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This is a book that is very different from anything I've read before. The basic premise is that said John Saturnall's life is followed thru from childhood to mature adult hood. This all based around the fact that he becomes a cook, the one thing that really made this book for me was the Author in my mind created the world around the main character in enough detail to make me feel I was there and it was not just made up, We follow the turmoil and the times in the 1600s around the time of Cromwell and how this affects John and the royalist family he eventually works for..There is a love interest thru the story which I found added to the depth of the story. Also the detail put into how much work and the diverse menus they produced then, In many ways it puts our current Chefs to shame considering things were more basic then...There is a fair amount of heart break and violence thru the story, but, Don't let this put you off.
If your looking for a mature story with a different feel and story line, Give this one a go!!!