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The Resource An appetite for violets : a novel, Martine Bailey

An appetite for violets : a novel, Martine Bailey

Label
An appetite for violets : a novel
Title
An appetite for violets
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Martine Bailey
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. Then you find something, something you should not have found." Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at the foreboding Mawton Hall, only wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly master marries the young Lady Carinna, Biddy is unwittingly swept up in a world of scheming, secrets, and lies. Forced to accompany her new mistress to Italy, she documents her adventures and culinary discoveries in an old household book of recipes, The Cook's Jewel. Biddy grows intrigued by her fellow travelers, but her secretive and unconventional mistress is the most intriguing of all. In London Biddy finds herself attracted to her mistress's younger brother. In France she discovers her mistress's dark secret. At last in Italy, Biddy becomes embroiled in a murderous conspiracy, knowing the secrets she holds could be a key to a better life, or her downfall. Inspired by eighteenth-century household books of recipes and set at the time of the invention of the first restaurants, An Appetite for Violets is a literary feast for lovers of historical fiction. Like Jo Baker's Longbourn, it opens a window into the fascinating lives of servants, while also delivering a suspenseful tale of obsession and betrayal"--
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Bailey, Martine
Dewey number
823/.92
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6102.A336
LC item number
A67 2015
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Upper class
  • Household employees
  • England
Label
An appetite for violets : a novel, Martine Bailey
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014032365
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781250056917
Lccn
2014032365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
An appetite for violets : a novel, Martine Bailey
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
2014032365
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
391 pages
Isbn
9781250056917
Lccn
2014032365
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations

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