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A Serving of Scandal by Prue Leith
  

Sarah Broadhurst's view...

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.

Comparison: Elizabeth Buchan, Lou Wakefield, Annabel Dilke.

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.

If you like Prue Leith you might also like to read books by Joanna Trollope, Elizabeth Buchanan and Clare Chambers.

Who is Sarah Broadhurst

Synopsis

A Serving of Scandal by Prue Leith

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.

Reviews

Sophie Kinsella for grown ups.

Daily Express


About the Author

Prue Leith

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.

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Book Info

Publication date

14th October 2010

Author

Prue Leith

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing Plc

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781849162647

Publisher Profile

Quercus Publishing Plc is an imprint of Quercus

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Starting out in a small office in Dorset Street, London, the company quickly expanded, producing best sellers with each of its first two titles, Universe and Speeches that Changed the World.

As well as winning awards for their books Quercus also won Small Publisher of the Year at the British Book Industry Awards and the PLUS New Company fo the Year in the Fast Growth Business Awards.

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