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By Martine Bailey

ISBN-10: 1250056918

ISBN-13: 9781250056917

"That's the way it is for us servants. nobody will pay you a lot heed; often you are invisible as furnishings. but you overhear a talk right here, and upload a bit gossip there. then you definitely locate whatever, anything you shouldn't have found."

Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at forbidding Mawton corridor, basically desires to marry her formative years sweetheart and organize her personal tavern. but if her aged grasp marries younger woman Carinna, Biddy is unwittingly swept up in a global of scheming, secrets and techniques, and lies. compelled to accompany her new mistress to Italy, she files her adventures and culinary discoveries in an previous family ebook of recipes, The Cook's Jewel. Biddy grows intrigued by means of her fellow tourists, yet her secretive and unconventional mistress is the main interesting of all.

In London, Biddy unearths herself interested in her mistress's more youthful brother. In France, she discovers her mistress's darkish mystery. ultimately in Italy, Biddy turns into embroiled in a murderous conspiracy, realizing the secrets and techniques she holds can be a key to a greater existence, or her downfall.

Inspired by means of eighteenth-century loved ones books of recipes and set on the time of the discovery of the 1st eating places, An urge for food for Violets is a literary ceremonial dinner for fanatics of historic fiction. Martine Bailey's novel opens a window into the attention-grabbing lives of servants, whereas additionally supplying a suspenseful story of obsession and betrayal.

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