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It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time by Moira Hodgson
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May 02, 2012

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I liked it. It's not a "foodie" book and it's not a travel book and it's not really a memoir in the traditional sense. She just tells about her life and the traveling she's done and the food she's eaten.

She's been to places that don't really exist anymore and I found that fascinating. She lived in Berlin after the war but before the Wall went up. She lived in Lebanon when it was a posh posting for the Foreign Service.

I think it would be difficult to cook from any of her recipes - they call for ingredients that existed only in London in the 1940's. But they were fun to read.

I liked it. It passed the time and it entertained me. Didn't love it, didn't hate it. And I'm not sorry I spent the time reading it.
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