Free Shipping in the UK
Proud to be B-Corp

Victory in the Kitchen Annie Gray

Victory in the Kitchen By Annie Gray

Victory in the Kitchen by Annie Gray

New RRP £9.99
Condition - Very Good
7 in stock


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

Victory in the Kitchen Summary

Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook by Annie Gray

This is the story of a woman who was not a royal, not rich, not famous; someone who simply worked hard and enjoyed her life. But while Georgina Landemare saw herself as ordinary, her accomplishments were anything but. Georgina started her career as a nursemaid and ended it cooking for one of the best-known figures in British history: Winston Churchill. To him, food was central, not only as a pleasure but as a diplomatic tool at a time when the world was embroiled in war. With this eager eater and his skilled cook, ranging from rural Berkshire to wartime London, via Belle Epoque Paris and prohibition-era New York, Annie Gray shows how life in service - and food - changed during the huge upheavals of the twentieth century.

Victory in the Kitchen Reviews

Deliciously entertaining * Daily Mail *
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 *
Gray is an inventive researcher ... she likes to get close up to the everyday past * Spectator *
The queen of food historians -- Lucy Worsley
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
Popular history at its very best * Daily Mail *
Victory in the Kitchen ... recreates a corner of early 20th-century domestic life * Spectator *
Gray writes with great authority, verve and confidence * The Times *

About Annie Gray

ANNIE GRAY is a historian, cook, broadcaster and writer specialising in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day. She does her research in libraries and archives but is a firm believer in cooking as research as well. She is the resident food historian on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet and has presented TV history documentaries including Victorian Bakers and The Sweetmakers. She is the author of The Greedy Queen: Eating with Victoria, among other books, and is a Research Associate at the University of York. She lives in East Anglia.

Additional information

Victory in the Kitchen: The Life of Churchill's Cook by Annie Gray
Used - Very Good
Profile Books Ltd
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

Customer Reviews - Victory in the Kitchen