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Miss Eliza's English kitchen : a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship  Cover Image Book Book

Miss Eliza's English kitchen : a novel of Victorian cookery and friendship / Annabel Abbs.

Abbs, Annabel, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780063066465
  • ISBN: 0063066467
  • Physical Description: 366, 20 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Publisher, publishing date and paging may vary.
Includes historical notes, notes on the characters, recipes, poem sources, recommended reading, and a readers' group guide.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibilographical references.
Summary, etc.:
"England, 1835. London is awash with thrilling new ingredients, from rare spices to exotic fruits. But no one knows how to use them. When Eliza Acton is told by her publisher to write a cookery book instead of the poetry she loves, she refuses - until her bankrupt father is forced to flee the country. As a woman, Eliza has few options. Although she's never set foot in a kitchen, she begins collecting recipes and teaching herself to cook. Much to her surprise she discovers a talent - and a passion - for the culinary arts. Eliza hires young, destitute Ann Kirby to assist her. As they cook together, Ann learns about poetry, love and ambition. The two develop a radical friendship, breaking the boundaries of class while creating new ways of writing recipes. But when Ann discovers a secret in Eliza's past, and finds a voice of her own, their friendship starts to fray. Based on the true story of the first modern cookery writer, Miss Eliza's English Kitchen is a spellbinding novel about female friend-ship, the struggle for independence, and the transcendent pleasures and solace of food."-- Back cover.
Subject: Acton, Eliza, 1799-1859 > Fiction.
Cooking, English > History > 19th century > Fiction.
Female friendship > Fiction.
Cookbooks > England > History > 19th century > Fiction.
England > 19th century > Fiction.
Genre: Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 3 of 11 copies available at Missouri Evergreen. (Show)
  • 0 of 1 copy available at Little Dixie Regional.


  • 3 current holds with 11 total copies.
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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Little Dixie - Madison F ABBS (Text) 2004672838 New Adult Fiction Shelves Checked out 05/31/2022

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