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The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood
  

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Set in 18th Century France, this is a wonderful novel and an incredible book for food lovers. Grimwood exquisitely weaves amazing descriptions of mouthwatering meals into his hugely enjoyable story of an ageing French aristocrat (and his always surprising pet tiger!). A real joy to read.

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Synopsis

The Last Banquet by Jonathan Grimwood

Starting life in the gutter, Jean-Marie d'Aumout rises through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society propelled by his wits and an obsession with finding the perfect taste. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country is clamouring with a hunger of a different kind.

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* Racily picaresque, energetic and clever - Guardian *

An astonishing, sensual feast which will appeal to those who enjoyed Patrick Susskind's Perfume -- David Barnett Independent on Sunday *

The Last Banquet is a feast for the senses; dark, sensual and unexpected. I loved it -- JOJO MOYES

About the Author

Jonathan Grimwood has written for the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph and the Independent. He is married to the journalist and novelist Sam Baker. They divide their time between Winchester and Paris. www.j-cg.co.uk Follow @JonCG--_novelist on Twitter

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Jonathan Grimwood

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Author's Website

www.j-cg.co.uk
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Publisher

Canongate Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
368 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Historical Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780857868817

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