The Food of Love
Book 1, Laura's Story
By Prue Leith
The first instalment of an epic multi-generational family saga by award-winning restaurateur Prue Leith.
NOW CONTAINS 'ANGEL DELIGHT', A HEARTWARMING SHORT STORY SET TEN YEARS AFTER THE FOOD OF LOVE AND INTRODUCING ANGELICA, THE HEROINE OF THE PRODIGAL DAUGHTER. A SWEET TREAT NOT TO BE MISSED!
A proud family. Snubbed by aristocratic neighbour Lord Frampton at a coming-of-age ball, Donald Oliver dreams of the day he'll have his vengeance.
A wild daughter. Laura Oliver, beautiful and tempestuous, falls in love with Giovanni, an Italian ex-prisoner-of-war, now a humble cook. Disdaining her father's snobbishness - and his wrath - the couple flee to London.
A desperate hope. Giovanni and Laura arrive to a city that has not yet re-awoken after the traumas of war. Facing destitution, only their love for one another and their dream of opening a restaurant business keeps them going.
From Cotswolds farmland to London fish markets, society ballrooms to icy gutters, this is a tale of prejudice and ambition, power and passion, and one couple's struggle to overcome all obstacles and carve out a life of their own.
As a cook, restaurateur, food writer and business woman, Prue Leith has played a key role in the revolution of Britain's eating habits since the 1960s. With twelve cookery books under her belt, Prue gave up writing about food to concentrate on fiction. She has written five contemporary novels and a memoir, Relish. The Prodigal Daughter is the second novel in a trilogy that began with The Food of Love. All Prue's books are in print with Quercus. She lives in Oxfordshire. Follow her on on Twitter @PrueLeith
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17 Sep 2015
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