Aprons and Silver Spoons

Author: Mollie Moran

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0718197186

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 384

View: 7896


'IF YOU LOVE DOWNTON, THIS IS RIGHT UP YOUR STREET! Closer If you liked Downton Abbey and Upstairs, Downstairs, it's time to discover the true story in Mollie Moran's Sunday Times charming bestselling memoir of life as a 1930s kitchen maid. When young Mollie became a 'skivvy' in a stately London townhouse aged just 14, she quickly learned that she would need a large amount of elbow grease and a sense of humour. Through Mollie's eyes we are offered a fascinating glimpse into London's invisible 'downstairs', a world that has long-since vanished: cooking huge roast dinners, polishing doorknobs, scrubbing steps - and covering up her employers' scandals. Going to dances with her fellow servants and flirting with Harrods' errand boys, she had no idea that the oncoming war in 1939 would change her world, and that of those she served, forever... Discover the real hardships and rewards for a pre-war domestic servant in Mollie Moran's charming memoir. __________ 'This evocative memoir . . . provides a fascinating insight into a world that has long since disappeared' Sun 'A vivid, entertaining and human glimpse into life in service during the 1930s complete with recipes, tips and photos' My Weekly

And Then You Dye

Author: Monica Ferris

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101613467

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 1634


Betsy Devonshire, full-time owner of the Crewel World needlework shop and part-time sleuth, has hooked more than a few crooks in the USA Today bestselling Needlecraft Mysteries. Now Betsy learns the hard way that a murder is still murder, any way you color it… And Then You Dye Betsy is a natural-born yarnsmith—so it’s only fitting that some of her favorite items to stock come from the dye-works of Hailey Brent. But when Hailey is found dead in her workshop, Betsy discovers that there was a lot about Hailey she would have never guessed. Like her penchant for stealing, her use of dangerous additives to create her so-called all-natural fibers, and a scheming mind that had made her more than one enemy. Now Betsy must wring the truth from a bevy of colorful suspects. Because what she knows just might mean the difference between living—and dyeing… Included free in this edition: a never-before-published Needlecraft Mystery story and a counted cross-stitch pattern

Scoff

Author: Pen Vogler

Publisher: Atlantic Books

ISBN: 1786496488

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2484


A Book of the Year in the Daily Mail, Independent, The Times & Sunday Times Finalist for the Guild of Food Writers Food Book Award 2021 'Sharp, rich and superbly readable... Fascinating' Sunday Times 'Utterly delicious' Observer 'Superb' 'Book of the Week', The Times 'Terrific' 'Book of the Week', Guardian 'I loved it.' Monty Don 'A brilliant romp of a book.' Jay Rayner Avocado or beans on toast? Gin or claret? Nut roast or game pie? Milk in first or milk in last? And do you have tea, dinner or supper in the evening? In this fascinating social history of food in Britain, Pen Vogler examines the origins of our eating habits and reveals how they are loaded with centuries of class prejudice. Covering such topics as fish and chips, roast beef, avocados, tripe, fish knives and the surprising origins of breakfast, Scoff reveals how in Britain we have become experts at using eating habits to make judgements about social background. Bringing together evidence from cookbooks, literature, artworks and social records from 1066 to the present, Vogler traces the changing fortunes of the food we encounter today, and unpicks the aspirations and prejudices of the people who have shaped our cuisine for better or worse. 'With commendable appetite and immense attention to detail Pen Vogler skewers the enduring relationship between class and food in Britain. A brilliant romp of a book that gets to the very heart of who we think we are, one delicious dish at a time.' Jay Rayner

Good Night Irene by Michael Schiavello

Author: Michael Schiavello

Publisher: Bad Apple Press

ISBN: 0648780716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 9083


Good Night Irene is the entertaining and powerful story of a regular kid from Melbourne who became an award-winning television sports broadcaster, with his unique brand of commentary regularly beamed to millions worldwide. The overweight son of an immigrant factory worker, Michael Schiavello was bullied at school because of his weight and told he’d amount to nothing in the media industry. By his late teens he knew he had two things going for him: his booming voice and a burning determination to prove his critics wrong. Michael details his incredible rise from university drop-out to topping TV ratings in the USA and Asia, and a behind-the-scenes look at celebrities he encountered along the way, including: a gun-toting Steven Seagal, Drake, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Diego Maradona, Cathy Freeman, Hulk Hogan, Dannii Minogue, Sugar Ray Leonard, Dana White, Jackie Chan, Wasim Akram, Stone Cold Steve Austin, and many more. Warmly humorous and filled with heart, Good Night Irene is testament to the power of passion and perseverance for anyone battling to find their place in the world.

The Queen

Author: Matthew Dennison

Publisher: Head of Zeus Ltd

ISBN: 1788545907

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 512

View: 1032


The magisterial life of the woman whose family's personal intrigues, romances and political rivalries have shaped much of post-war British history.

The Apron Book

Author: EllynAnne Geisel

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 0740786598

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 152

View: 9303


Aprons are back! After more than 30 years in the attic, aprons are making a splashy comeback in a happy convergence of nostalgia, pop culture, and contemporary fashion. Vintage aprons and modern designs are turning up in movies, magazine spreads, upscale shops, and hip retail venues like Anthropologie, whose trendy line of aprons is selling as fast as they can stock them. The Apron Book is an infectiously enthusiastic guide to aprons, old and new, that are suddenly everywhere. Aprons take us back to our favorite place-hearth and home. Vintage aprons help us remember home and family the way they used to be, while bright and sassy contemporary aprons confirm that nesting is all the rage. Actress and trendsetter Julia Roberts has a closetful of vintage aprons. Celebrity custom-made apron auctions have become an annual event for several popular charities in the past few years. The Apron Book provides full-color photos of new and vintage aprons from the author's collection, patterns for four basic apron styles and myriad variations, recipes, tips on collecting and preserving vintage aprons, and heart-tugging stories from the author's traveling apron exhibit. The book also explores the heyday of aprons and looks at the various roles aprons still play when worn in the kitchen, around the house, by the backyard grill, on the job, and for special occasions. Warm and inviting-but like an apron quite practical!-this book is a celebration of a great American icon and reminds us of what we loved about the people who wore them.

Islington Murder & Crime

Author: Peter Stubley

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752482033

Category: History

Page: 128

View: 4729


Discover the darker side of Islington with this remarkable collection of true-life crimes from across the area of London. Combining meticulous research with evocative photography, the author provides a feast of crime to haunt the imagination of any reader interested in criminal and local history.

The Harz Journey and Selected Prose

Author: Heinrich Heine

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141915625

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 368

View: 6251


A poet whose verse inspired music by Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn and Brahms, Heinrich Heine (1797-1856) was in his lifetime equally admired for his elegant prose. This collection charts the development of that prose, beginning with three meditative works from the Travel Pictures, inspired by Heine's journeys as a young man to Lucca, Venice and the Harz Mountains. Exploring the development of spirituality, the later On the History of Religion and Philosophy in Germany spans the earliest religious beliefs of the Germanic people to the philosophy of Hegel, and warns with startling force of the dangers of yielding to 'primeval Germanic paganism'. Finally, the Memoirs consider Heine's Jewish heritage and describe his early childhood. As rich in humour, satire, lyricism and anger as his greatest poems, together the pieces offer a fascinating insight into a brilliant and prophetic mind.