John Saturnall's Feast (Hardcover)
|Author: Lawrence Norfolk|
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|A beautiful, rich and sensuous historical novel, "John Saturnall''s Feast" tells the story of a young orphan who becomes a kitchen boy at a manor house and rises through the ranks to become the greatest cook of his generation.|
From the Publisher:
Taken in at the kitchens at Buckland Manor after the cruel death of his mother, young John quickly rises from kitchen boy to one of the greatest chefs of his generation before catching the attentions of the manor lord's daughter, who resolves to starve herself until her father calls off her unwanted engagement. By the author of The Pope's Rhinoceros.
"Known for intellectual prose and complex plots, Norfolk this time out attempts to interweave time and senses, reality and myth, rewarding steadfast readers with savory recipes and a bittersweet upstairs-downstairs love story." 07/09/2012