Toast
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Toast
ISBN
9781841152899
Released
January 1, 2003
Publisher
4th Estate
  • Signed by the Author
  • Hardcover
  • UK First Edition, First Printing
Category: Non-Fiction
Tags: Memoir
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Book condition

Near-fine first edition, with slight bruising to spine and slight turn-in to top back corner. In a near-fine unclipped jacket with turn-in and bruising to match book.



About

‘My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional occurrence. My mother burns the toast as surely as the sun rises each morning.’


Toast is Nigel Slater’s award-winning biography of a childhood remembered through food. Whether recalling his mother’s surprisingly good rice pudding, his father’s bold foray into spaghetti and his dreaded Boxing Day stew, or such culinary highlights as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered something of a status symbol in Wolverhampton), this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in 1960s suburban England.


Likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses form a fascinating backdrop to Nigel Slater’s incredibly moving and deliciously evocative portrait of childhood, adolescence and sexual awakening.

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