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John Saturnall's Feast
by Lawrence Norfolk | Literature & Fiction
Registered by Meg72 of Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on 10/16/2016
Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members 

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Journal Entry 1 by Meg72 from Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Orphaned when his mother dies of starvation, having been cast out of her village as a witch, John is taken in at the kitchens at Buckland Manor, where he quickly rises from kitchen-boy to Cook, and is known for his uniquely keen palate and natural cooking ability. However, he quickly gets on the wrong side of Lady Lucretia, the aristocratic daughter of the Lord of the Manor. In order to inherit the estate, Lucretia must wed, but her fiancé is an arrogant buffoon. When Lucretia takes on a vow of hunger until her father calls off her engagement to her insipid husband-to-be, it falls to John to try to cook her delicious foods that might tempt her to break her fast.

 


Journal Entry 2 by Meg72 at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal on Sunday, October 16, 2016

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Released 1 yr ago (10/17/2016 UTC) at Ílhavo, Aveiro Portugal

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Starting its journey as part of the Guy Fawkes Exchange. Enjoy :-) 


Journal Entry 3 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 23, 2016

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Received along with a book about Guy Fawkes, toffees, and fancy tea as part of the Guy Fawkes exchange. What a great gift and this book looks fantastic, thank you very much! :) 


Journal Entry 4 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Monday, September 25, 2017

9 out of 10

John and his mother are outsiders in the village, and it's a time of religious extremism. When his mother is accused of witchcraft, they hide out in Buccla's Wood, once an ancient garden, and she starts to give John his legacy - the memory of the Feast. John becomes a kitchen boy in Buckland Manor, and uses his talents to persuade the Lady Lucretia to eat. But when the English Civil War begins, his life is thrown into turmoil again. I really enjoyed this, with its fascinating snippets of old recipes, and its important social message: The Feast is for All. 


Journal Entry 5 by winggreenbadgerwing at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom on Saturday, November 18, 2017

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Released 4 wks ago (11/18/2017 UTC) at St Albans, Hertfordshire United Kingdom

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Put into the It's Out There bookring, because of Saturn in the title. 


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