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Maggie's Kitchen - Caroline Beecham

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Published: 27th July 2016
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Amid the heartbreak and danger of London in the Blitz of WWII, Maggie Johnson finds her courage in friendship and food.

They might all travel the same scarred and shattered streets on their way to work, but once they entered Maggie's Kitchen, it was somehow as if the rest of the world didn't exist.

When the Ministry of Food urgently calls for the opening of British Restaurants to feed tired and hungry Londoners during the Second World War, Maggie Johnson is close to realising a long-held dream.

But after struggling through government red-tape and triumphantly opening its doors, Maggie's Kitchen soon encounters a most unexpected problem. Her restaurant has become so popular with London's exhausted workers, that Maggie simply can't get enough supplies to keep up with demand for food, without breaking some of the rules.

With the support of locals, and the help of twelve-year-old Robbie, a street urchin, and Janek, a Polish refugee dreaming of returning to his native land, the resourceful Maggie evades the first threats of closure from the Ministry. As she fights to keep her beloved Kitchen open, Maggie also tries desperately to reunite Robbie with his missing father, as well as manage her own family's expectations. Ultimately, she can no longer ignore the unacknowledged hopes of her own heart, and the discovery that some secrets have the power to change everything.

About the Author

Caroline Beecham grew up at the English seaside and relocated to Australia to continue her career as a writer and producer in film and television. She has worked on a documentary about Princess Diana lookalikes, a series about journeys to the ends of the earth, as well as a feature film about finding the end of the rainbow. Caroline decided on a new way of storytelling and studied the craft of novel writing at the Faber Academy in 2012. She has an MA in Film & Television and a MA in Creative Writing and lives with her husband and two sons by Sydney harbour. Maggie's Kitchen is her first published novel.

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4.0

interesting good

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  • Engaging characters
  • Informative

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    Comments about Maggie's Kitchen:

    Enjoyed reading this book,full of history.

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    5.0

    A beautiful book, an insight into a difficult time

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    • Easy To Read
    • Engaging characters
    • Page-Turner
    • Well Written

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      insightful with a twist

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      ISBN: 9781760293048
      ISBN-10: 1760293040
      Audience: General
      Format: Paperback
      Language: English
      Number Of Pages: 400
      Published: 27th July 2016
      Publisher: Allen & Unwin
      Country of Publication: AU
      Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.3