Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger

by Nigel SLATER | Biographies & Memoirs |
ISBN: 1841154717 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingCross-patchwing of Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on 5/6/2017
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Journal Entry 1 by wingCross-patchwing from Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 06, 2017
Nigel Slater gives us his child's, and then his teenage view of his life, exactly as it must have been then, without the adult interpretation. This gives it an immediacy which is very poignant and moving. Children are self-centred and to some extent, selfish, and it is a very believable take on a child's-eye view of the world. He is unsentimental and his humour is sometimes cruel but throughout, his anger and loneliness palpable and penetrating. While we may look at his world, we are not asked to pity him.

Journal Entry 2 by wingCross-patchwing at Leicester, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, May 06, 2017
Happily read to be able to send as a Wishlist tag. Funny, poignant, achingly sad all wrapped up in one. I enjoyed it immensely.

Journal Entry 3 by wingCross-patchwing at wishlist TAG, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases on Monday, May 08, 2017

Released 2 yrs ago (5/9/2017 UTC) at wishlist TAG, a controlled release -- Controlled Releases

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UK Wishlist tag. Happy Reading!

Journal Entry 4 by wingbrunton11wing at Salford, Greater Manchester United Kingdom on Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Arrived safely today. Thank you for the tag and the bookplates!

Journal Entry 5 by wingbrunton11wing at Chester, Cheshire United Kingdom on Sunday, February 10, 2019
Read this in a day - it was an engaging mix of emotions. I was born at the end of the 70s and experienced some of these culinary ‘delights’ which made me chuckle.

Reserved for daffodil-2 ~ wishlist tag

Journal Entry 6 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, February 19, 2019
Received in the post today as part of the Wishlist Tag Game. Thanks very much. Looks like my kind of book. Also in the parcel were some release bags, labels, a bc book mark and a bc postcard-you are very generous.


Journal Entry 7 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Monday, February 25, 2019
REVIEW:-" My husband read this book in the course of a few days. He laughed out loud a lot and threatened to read passages out to me. However I told him not to as I plan to read the book myself soon. He also said that the story took him back to his own childhood, in a good way."

Journal Entry 8 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 16, 2019
REVIEW:-"I gave this book two attempts as I wanted to like it BUT I found the author very annoying by his disparaging remarks about his mother and his aunt (who obviously had dementia). I enjoyed the nostalgia about the food and confectionery from my childhood but couldn't cope with the way in which the book was written. Therefore I read less than 50 pages before giving up with it."
I'm reserving the book for my friend Lin who has said she's interested in reading it.

Journal Entry 9 by wingdaffodil-2wing at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom on Wednesday, June 05, 2019

Released 4 mos ago (6/5/2019 UTC) at Norwich, Norfolk United Kingdom

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This book was sent by post to my friend Lin who is keen to read it.

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