John Saturnall's Feast

John Saturnall's Feast

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Date Palms grew in the First Garden. Bees filled the Combsin the Hives and Crocuses offered their Saffron. Let the first Dish be Spiced Wine, enough for All to dip their Cups. Let the Feast begin...
The village of Buckland, 1625. A boy and his mother run for their lives. Behind them a mob chants of witchcraft. Taking refuge among the trees of Buccla's Wood, the mother opens her book and tells her son of an ancient Feast kept in secret down the generations. But as exquisite dishes rise from the page, the ground beneath them freezes. That winter, the boy's mother dies.
Taken to Buckland Manor, John is put to work in the house's vast subterranean kitchens where his talent raises him from the scullery to the great house above. A complex dish served to King Charles brings him before Lady Lucretia Fremantle, the headstrong daughter of the house. He must tempt her from her fast.
But both encounters will imperil him. As the Civil War begins and the New Order's fanatical soldiers march, John and Lucretia are thrown together into a passionate struggle for survival. To keep all he holds most dear, John must realise his mother's vision. He must serve the Saturnall Feast.
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, c2012.
ISBN: 9781408805961
Branch Call Number: FICTION NOR
Characteristics: 408 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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icebison
Jan 28, 2016

the book john saturnall's feast wow the book

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rmore
Jan 26, 2016

Hey bwhittle, comment on this.

multcolib_alisonk Apr 24, 2014

Food industry workers - you think you have it bad? Try working your way up from dishwasher to head chef - in the middle ages. Complete with recipes, but please leave the squirrels alone.

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diggie
Nov 29, 2013

maybe you think you already understand the connection between alchemy and cooking. john saturnall could tell you a lot more.

hgeng63 Sep 19, 2012

Lush, scrumptious writing but undeveloped plot, esp. between hero & heroine.

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maven
Sep 16, 2012

Just not my thing. I couldn't get into it, so I gave up before I got very far.

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