Wednesday, 19 May 2021

The Kitchen Front by Jennifer Ryan


The Kitchen Front is an unusual novel – in a good way.  When I returned it to the library, the librarian assumed it was non-fiction from a quick glance at the cover!


It is set in 1942 wartime England.  There is a radio programme called The Kitchen Front which tries to encourage women to cook with limited ingredients.   It is fronted by a man who reluctantly agrees to having a competition in his local village to see who will co-present the programme with him.


There are 4 contenders from very different backgrounds.  They end up living in the same house (in circumstances which I found too unbelievable).


Notwithstanding, this was a clever tale mixing food (there are even recipes), woman power and romance.


The author also wrote The Chilbury Ladies' Choir.


Your comments are most welcome. I have currently disabled anonymous comments due to unwanted spam. Cheers