Cooking for the higher echelons of Government is certainly lucrative but put a foot wrong, let the tabloids misinterpret something and your world can come crashing down. This scenario is at the heart of Prue Leith’s latest book, a lovely tale although not her best in my opinion. So enjoy this and move on to Choral Society.
November 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.
The Good Housekeeping view...
Good Housekeeping’s Food Consultant Prue Leith dishes up the paperback of her fifth novel, A Serving of Scandal, about a professional cook whose career is put at risk when she falls for a politician.
Kate McKinnon is thirty-six and mother to five-year-old Toby. She has a small but thriving business catering for private clients. Her life is on an even keel. That is, until she gets a job cooking lunch at the Foreign Office and has her first fateful meeting with Oliver Stapler, Secretary of State. He's powerful and charismatic, but also married and a father and totally out of bounds, yet she falls for him. When a journalist spots them together, he alerts the gutter press. Who cares whether Kate's affair with Oliver is true or not? It's a great story and will shift a ton of newspapers and destroy several lives in the process.
Publication date: 14/10/2010
Publisher: Quercus Publishing Plc
|Publication date:||14th October 2010|
|Publisher:||Quercus Publishing Plc|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
As a cook, restaurateur, food writer and business woman, Prue Leith has played a key role in the revolution of Britain’s eating habits since the Sixties. In 1995, having published twelve cookbooks, she gave up writing about food to concentrate on fiction. She has published five novels, the latest of which is A Serving of Scandal. Prue lives in Notting Hill, London and Moreton-in-Marsh, Gloucestershire.More About Prue Leith