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Medium   by Nigel SLATER

category Biographies & Memoirs
ISBN: 1841154717
Books Registered: 121
BookCrossing Rating: Average 9 star rating by BookCrossing Members
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Amazon Editorial Review

'My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional occurrence. My mother burns the toast as surely as the sun rises each morning.' 'Toast' is Nigel Slater's award-winning biography of a childhood remembered through food. Whether recalling his mother's surprisingly good rice pudding, his father's bold foray into spaghetti and his dreaded Boxing Day stew, or such culinary highlights as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered something of a status symbol in Wolverhampton), this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in 1960s suburban England. Likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses form a fascinating backdrop to Nigel Slater's incredibly moving and deliciously evocative portrait of childhood, adolescence and sexual awakening.


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Registered by Jaycee1972 of Belper, Derbyshire United Kingdom on 10/9/2005

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Registered by smurphie of Banchory, Scotland United Kingdom on 10/22/2005

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Registered by Beqi of Daventry, Northamptonshire United Kingdom on 4/20/2009

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Registered by KBHR of Tunbridge Wells, Kent United Kingdom on 11/14/2007

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Registered by dododumpling of St. Neots, Cambridgeshire United Kingdom on 4/2/2006

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Registered by Savlona of Birmingham, West Midlands United Kingdom on 2/17/2007

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Registered by Fern-64 of Shrewsbury, Shropshire United Kingdom on 9/16/2006

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Registered by madmadge of Alderholt, Hampshire United Kingdom on 11/24/2008

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Registered by Philosoraptor of Frankfurt am Main, Hessen Germany on 8/23/2009

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Registered by Kernow8 of Southampton, Hampshire United Kingdom on 3/4/2006

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Registered by Villette of Victoria, British Columbia Canada on 7/4/2006

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Registered by KLL of Perth, Western Australia Australia on 8/5/2006

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