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John Saturnall's feast

Author: Lawrence Norfolk
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Taken in at the kitchens at Buckland Manor after the cruel death of his mother, young John quickly rises from kitchen boy to cook before catching the attention of the daughter of the lord of the manor, who resolves to starve herself until her father calls off her unwanted engagement.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
History
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence Norfolk
ISBN: 9780802120519 0802120512
OCLC Number: 779264417
Notes: Originally published: London : Bloomsbury Pub., 2012.
Description: 410 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Responsibility: Lawrence Norfolk.

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Taken in at the kitchens at Buckland Manor after the cruel death of his mother, young John quickly rises from kitchen boy to cook before catching the attention of the daughter of the lord of the manor, who resolves to starve herself until her father calls off her unwanted engagement.

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"[Norfolk] will magnify this mysterious world for us, and he will, with an extraordinary use of ordinary language, make us see it not as a historical construct but as a place of wonder. . . . Mr. Read more...

 
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