James Hamilton-Paterson


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in London, The United Kingdom
November 06, 1941

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James Hamilton-Paterson's work has been translated into many languages. He is a highly acclaimed author of non-fiction books, including Seven-Tenths, Three Miles Down and Playing with Water, as well as America's Boy, a study of Ferdinand Marcos and the Philippines. Gerontius, his first novel, won the Whitbread Award, while his most recent, Loving Monsters (2001), was praised by the Sunday Telegraph as 'tantalising, erudite and ingenious'. He lives in Italy.

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Cooking with Fernet Branca ...

3.61 avg rating — 1,375 ratings — published 2004 — 14 editions
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Amazing Disgrace (Gerald Sa...

3.80 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Empire of the Clouds: When ...

4.22 avg rating — 302 ratings — published 2011 — 2 editions
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Rancid Pansies (Gerald Samp...

3.85 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2008 — 5 editions
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Seven Tenths: The Sea and I...

4.24 avg rating — 102 ratings — published 1992 — 11 editions
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Marked for Death: The First...

4.05 avg rating — 114 ratings — published 2015 — 10 editions
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Playing with Water

4.07 avg rating — 89 ratings — published 1987 — 13 editions
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Gerontius

3.74 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1991 — 8 editions
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Loving Monsters

3.83 avg rating — 35 ratings — published 2001 — 7 editions
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Griefwork

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“Sometimes in the company of others I find a disagreeable spirit of competitiveness kicks in and each person is shamed into spending rather more than he would have wished. This is a historically established syndrome, of course. One Magus going to Bethlehem would probably have sprung for a box of After Eights. Three Magi on the same trip found themselves laden with gold, frankincense and myrrh and bitterly comtemplating their overdrafts.”
James Hamilton-Paterson, Cooking with Fernet Branca

“The chef who cooks without a song on his lips cannot hope to infuse the right carefree improvisatory note into his art.”
James Hamilton-Paterson, Cooking with Fernet Branca
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“Racism. . . . fuelled by bitter assertions that no immigrant ever has the least respect for the environment in his adopted country because he never really believes it's his.”
James Hamilton-Paterson, Cooking with Fernet Branca

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