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Lilla"s Feast

  • 289 Pages
  • 2.55 MB
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  • English
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Black Swan
Biography: general, European history: Second World War, Historical - British, Military - World War II, Women, Biography & Autobiography / General, Biography / Autobiog
The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7815976M
ISBN 100552771880
ISBN 139780552771887
OCLC/WorldCa60794245

“LILLA'S FEAST is a wonderful, inspiring book. Part page-turner, part history of the British Empire in the Far East, Frances Osborne perfectly captures the stories of a lost generation of women. It is impossible to read this book without admiring the brave adventurers who risked everything, were tested almost beyond endurance, and yet 4/5(19).

For a first book, Lilla's Feast is a pretty exceptional achievement. Osborne said that she originally intended the story of her great-grandmother to be the basis for a novel, but that it was so exceptional that she felt it couldn't be written any other way/5.

Lilla’s Feast is a rich evocation of a bygone world, the inspiring story of an ordinary woman who tackled the challenges life threw in her path with an extraordinary determination.

From the Hardcover edition. The Amazon Book Review Author interviews, book reviews, editors' picks, and more. /5(30). “I loved LILLA’S FEAST – absolutely absorbing, both for its historical content and its personal details. I felt for Lilla, every step of the way a real feeling for place fills this book lovely.” –Margaret Forster, author of Lady’s Maid, Daphne Du Maurier, and Georgie Girl “LILLA’S FEAST is a wonderful, inspiring book.

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Lilla’s Feast, by Frances Osborne Frances Osborne has written two biographies and one novel, all of which are set in the first half of the twentieth century.

The biographies, of which this is the first (), are both about ancestors of hers, in this case her great-grandmother.

A bright if modest tale of stiff-upper-lip indomitability against deadly odds. “This is a story of what large-scale history does to the small-scale people caught up in its events,” writes London-based journalist Osborne by way of introducing the saga of her great-grandmother Lilla.

LILLA'S FEAST A True Story of Food, Love, and War in the Orient. By Frances Osborne. Illustrated. Ballantine Books. $ Praise for Lilla's Feast “Passionately written and compelling, Frances Osborne's impressive debut is a wonderful read.

The extraordinary life of this ordinary woman is a tumultuous feast of the senses” Santa Montefiore “Lilla's Feast is a wonderful, inspiring book, part page-turner, part history of the British Empire in the Far East. Lilla's Feast is a wonderful, inspiring book, part page-turner, part history of the British Empire in the Far East, Frances Osborne perfectly captures the stories of a lost generation of women -- Amanda Foreman Osborne tells the story of her great-granny's life with page-turning brio, Sunday Telegraph/5(35).

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The extraordinary life of this ordinary woman is a tumultuous feast of the senses -- Santa Montefiore Lilla's Feast is a wonderful, inspiring book, part page-turner, part history of the British Empire in the Far East, Frances Osborne perfectly captures the stories of a lost generation of women -- Amanda Foreman/5(35).

“LILLA'S FEAST is a wonderful, inspiring book. Part page-turner, part history of the British Empire in the Far East, Frances Osborne perfectly captures the stories of a lost generation of women. It is impossible to read this book without admiring the brave adventurers who risked everything, were tested almost beyond endurance, and yet 5/5(5).

Lilla's Feast is a rich evocation of a bygone world, the inspiring story of an ordinary woman who tackled the challenges life threw in her path with an extraordinary determination.

Lilla's Feast: One Woman's True Story of Love and War in the Orient. Lilla's Feast by Frances Osborne,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(). The extraordinary life of this ordinary woman is a tumultuous feast of the senses -- Santa Montefiore Lilla's Feast is a wonderful, inspiring book, part page-turner, part history of the British Empire in the Far East, Frances Osborne perfectly captures the stories of a lost generation of women -- Amanda ForemanPages: "Lilla's Feast" describes a time not so very long ago that seems impossibly distant.

The world-wide expansion of European colonialism in the 19th century caused thousands of people, especially British, to seek their fortunes in the colonies and the trading emporiums in the exotic East, especially India and China.5/5(5). Lilla's Feast: One Woman's Story of Love and War in the Orient Frances Osborne, Random House pp.

ISBN Summary At the end of her life, Frances Osborne's one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother Lilla was as elegant as ever-all fitted black lace and sparkling-white diamonds.

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Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Lilla's Feast is more of a memoir than a straight cookbook. The book is a biography of Frances Osborne's great grandmother, Lilla Eckford. The catalyst for the book can be found in the Imperial War Museum in London. The museum holds a cookbook that was written in a Japanese internment camp in China during World War II.

Lilla Eckford, interned in a Japanese civilian camp in China during the second world war after an extraordinary early life,passed her time by compiling a book about the joys of ecious cookery book, now in the possession of the ImperialWarMuseum, inspired Lilla's great-granddaughter, Frances Osborne, to investigate her enthralling story.

Lilla Eckford, interned in a Japanese civilian camp in China during the second world war after an extraordinary early life,passed her time by compiling a book about the joys of ecious cookery book, now in the possession of the ImperialWarMuseum, inspired Lilla's great-granddaughter, Frances Osborne, to investigate her enthralling story/5().

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Lilla Eckford, interned in a Japanese civilian camp in. Lilla's Feast is a rich evocation of a bygone world, the inspiring story of an ordinary woman who tackled the challenges life threw in her path with an extraordinary determination. Biography & Autobiography History Nonfiction.

Lilla's Feast A True Story of Food, Love, and War in the Orient (Book): Osborne, Frances: At the end of her life, Frances Osborne's one-hundred-year-old great-grandmother Lilla was as elegant as ever-all fitted black lace and sparkling-white diamonds.

To her great-grandchildren, Lilla was both an ally and a mysterious wonder. Her bedroom was filled with treasures from every exotic. Lilla's Feast fitted in well, but more than that, it rose above many other books in this category. The writing is beautiful; and the conceptualization of those parts of the story for which there is no documentation, and the characterization of those parts which are documented were superb.

The suffering which Lilla endured, both before and after /5(13). Get this from a library. Lilla's feast: a true story of love, war and a passion for food. [Frances Osborne] -- Lilla Eckford, interned in a Japanese civilian camp in China during the Second World War after an extraordinary early life, passed her time compiling a.

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