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Victory in the Kitchen


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The story of the twentieth century through one woman's life and the food she cooked for our most famous Prime Minister, Winston Churchill

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Annie Gray is an historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day, conducting her research both in libraries and in kitchens. She has worked at Audley End amongst other historical kitchens, and gives lectures all over the country. She has presented TV history documentaries including Victorian Bakers and The Sweetmakers, and appears on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet. She lives in East Anglia.


Popular history at its very best * Daily Mail *
Gray is an inventive researcher ... she likes to get close up to the everyday past * Spectator *
Engaging ... appeals to three national obsessions: the preparation and presentation of food; the lost world of great households, above and below stairs; and the private life of a national hero, Churchill * The Times *
Victory in the Kitchen ... recreates a corner of early 20th-century domestic life * Spectator *
Deliciously entertaining * Daily Mail *
Praise for Annie Gray's * The Greedy Queen *
Zingy, fresh, and unexpected: Annie Gray, the queen of food historians, finds her perfect subject. A book to devour -- Lucy Worsley
Had me at the first sentence -- Nigel Slater
Annie Gray is a brilliant writer and scholar who brings a glorious combination of enthusiasm and greed to every subject she tackles. In the field of food history she leads the pack -- Jay Rayner
Gray writes with great authority, verve and confidence * The Times *
Wonderfully researched and entertaining * Spectator *

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