The kitchen front : a novel
—Ryan, Jennifer, 1973- author.
Book
2021
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"From the bestselling author of The Chilbury Ladies' Choir comes a new World War II-set story of four women on the home front competing for a spot hosting a BBC wartime cookery program and a chance to better their lives. Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest--and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their lives. For a young widow, it's a chance to pay off her husband's debts and keep aroof over her children's heads. For a kitchen maid, it's a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For the lady of the manor, it's a chance to escape her wealthy husband's increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it's a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession. These four women are giving the competition their all--even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together serve only to break it apart?"--Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Cooking -- Competitions -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Great Britain -- Fiction.
Genre:
Historical fiction.
Recipes.
War fiction.
ISBN:
9780593158807
0593158806
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
406 pages ; 25 cm
LCCN:
2020026377
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