Lawrence Norfolk

Lawrence Norfolk is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Lempriere's Dictionary, The Pope's Rhinoceros, and In the Shape of a Boar. He lives in London.

Lawrence Norfolk

Books by Lawrence Norfolk

by Lawrence Norfolk - Historical Fiction, Historical Romance

JOHN SATURNALL’S FEAST tells the story of a young orphan who becomes a kitchen boy at a manor house, and rises through the ranks to become the greatest cook of his generation. Orphaned when his mother dies of starvation, John is taken in at the kitchens at Buckland Manor, where he quickly rises from kitchen-boy to Cook, and is known for his uniquely keen palate and natural cooking ability. In order to inherit the estate, Lucretia, the aristocratic daughter of the Lord of the Manor, must wed --- but her fiancé is an arrogant buffoon. Lucretia takes on a vow of hunger until her father calls off her engagement to her insipid husband-to-be, and John must try to cook her delicious foods that might tempt her to break her fast.