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  • 3 of 11 copies available at Sage Library System. (Show)
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Summary:

"Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest--and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their lives. For a young widow, it's a chance to pay off her husband's debts and keep a roof over her children's heads. For a kitchen maid, it's a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For the lady of the manor, it's a chance to escape her wealthy husband's increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it's a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession. These four women are giving the competition their all--even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together serve only to break it apart?" -- from book jacket.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Circulation Modifier Age Hold Protection Active/Create Date Status Due Date
Pendleton Public Library F RYAN (Text) 37801000675247 Adult Fiction Book None 03/26/2021 Checked out 04/21/2021

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593158807
  • ISBN: 0593158806
  • Physical Description: 406 pages ; 25 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, [2021]

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Summary, etc.:
"Two years into World War II, Britain is feeling her losses; the Nazis have won battles, the Blitz has destroyed cities, and U-boats have cut off the supply of food. In an effort to help housewives with food rationing, a BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front is putting on a cooking contest--and the grand prize is a job as the program's first-ever female co-host. For four very different women, winning the contest presents a crucial chance to change their lives. For a young widow, it's a chance to pay off her husband's debts and keep a roof over her children's heads. For a kitchen maid, it's a chance to leave servitude and find freedom. For the lady of the manor, it's a chance to escape her wealthy husband's increasingly hostile behavior. And for a trained chef, it's a chance to challenge the men at the top of her profession. These four women are giving the competition their all--even if that sometimes means bending the rules. But with so much at stake, will the contest that aims to bring the community together serve only to break it apart?" -- from book jacket.
Subject: World War, 1939-1945 > Great Britain > Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 > Women > Great Britain > Fiction.
Cooking > Competitions > Fiction.
Women household employees > Fiction.
Wives > Fiction.
Widows > Fiction.
Cooks > Fiction.
Great Britain > History > 20th century > Fiction.
Genre: War stories.
Historical fiction.
War fiction.
Novels.

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