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Lunch with Elizabeth David

3.3  ·  Rating details ·  23 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
Williams offers a first novel as elegant as Elizabeth David, England's premier writer of continental cuisine who made an ode of Mediterranean life--the Keats of the kitchen who sophisticated Anglo-American sensibilities and appetites.
Hardcover, 342 pages
Published March 1st 2000 by Carroll & Graf Publishers (first published 1999)
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Edmund Marlowe
Dec 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
A Portrait of Benevolent Egotism

The first and more interesting half of this highly biographical novel is about the writer Norman Douglas and the cockney boy Eric Wolton whom he took to southern Italy in 1911 and, aged 13, to his bed. For Douglas, whose adventurousness and endearingly indefatigable high spirits seemed to mark him out as only entirely at home in the company of boys, this was apparently the most important of the many affairs with “nephews” that sustained his life emotionally. For
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Sep 19, 2015 rated it liked it
This could have been so much better - the subject was great, and the setting was even better, but...oh well.
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Aug 29, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love books that blend fact and fiction, food and travel, and throw in a few intriguing characters.
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