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Review of The Butcher’s Hook by Janet Ellis

Posted on: 18/02/2016 with tags: 18th century, janet ellis, Reviews, the butcher's hook, Georgian

From the start Janet Ellis’ The Butcher’s Hook draws you in to the sights, sounds, smells and textures of Georgian London – be they pleasant or unpleasant. It is an incredibly sensory book – as you walk the streets of London with Anne, to Leveners, to see Fub, the butcher’s apprentice you feel as if you are with her. And Anne is an amazing central character. Determined to say the least – and prioritising her own happiness and future, whatever the cost. Even as it says in the blurb, it means she…

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Janet Ellis discusses The Butcher’s Hook

Posted on: 15/02/2016 with tags: janet ellis, the butcher's hook, Georgian

Here’s a real treat for you, the fabulous Janet Ellis discussing her dark debut The Butcher’s Hook. Janet Ellis talks to editor Lisa Highton on her debut novel The Butcher’s Hook, becoming an author and recording the audiobook. The Butcher’s Hook is the dark and twisted tale of a young girl in 18th-century London determined to take her life in her own hands, no matter the cost. Janet Ellis trained as an actress at the Central School of Speech and Drama. She is best known for presenting Blue Pete…

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Georgian Fig Pie recipe

Posted on: 10/09/2013 with tags: An Appetite for Violets, baking, food, great british bake off, historical recipes, Martine Bailey, Georgian

Tonight’s episode of The Great British Bake Off is all about pies and tarts. Ah, pastry. Shortcrust, puff, flaky, filo, choux – so many wonderful variations of the same essential ingredients, but also a million opportunities for error! The whole of Britain holds its breath, it seems, when Paul and Mary turn over the contestants’ tarts to judge whether or not they have a soggy bottom … We don’t know yet what mixture of pies and tarts will be on show this evening, but we do know that figs are in s…

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They Dined Upon Quince (in honour of The Great British Bake Off)

Posted on: 03/09/2013 with tags: An Appetite for Violets, baking, food, great british bake off, Martine Bailey, Georgian

Today, one of our brilliant authors, Martine Bailey, reflects on historic British cooking traditions and, of course, the national obsession that is The Great British Bake Off: ‘Each week as I sit transfixed by The Great British Bake Off I marvel at the ever wilder flavour combinations. Already we’ve seen a grapefruit cake, followed by a chicken paneer and white chocolate bread combination (now that does seem a flavour too far). Culinary fashions aren’t new: long ago, bouquets of flower flavours…

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