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Nd for mealsWith the help of twelve year old Robbie a street urchin and Janek a Polish refugee dreaming of returning to his native land she evades threats of closure from the Ministry But breaking the rules is not the only thing she has to worry about as Maggie fights to keep her beloved Kitchen open she discovers that some secrets have the power to change everything Maggie s Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is easy to read and extremely well writtenIt tells the story of Maggie opening her kitchen during the time of warWhen bravery can be found in the most unlikely placesThe British Ministry for Food urgently calls for the opening of restaurants to feed tired and hungry Londoners during World War 2You ll hear all about Robbie a street urchin and Janek a Polish refugeeMaggie fights to keep her kitchen open during tough times but soon discovers that some secrets have the power to change everythingYou ll enjoy reading the old fashioned recipes at the back of the book a few of them which some of us grew up with and are still used today and also used in times of hardship when we have to make do and use the basic minimum of ingredientsThe uotes used at the beginning of each chapter are useful and a delight to read making this book an enjoyable readThis is an excellent first novel Maggie s Kitchen by Caroline Beecham

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Amid the heartbreak and danger of London in the Blitz of WWII Maggie Johnson finds her courage in friendship and foodThey might all travel the same scarred and shattered streets on their way to work but once they entered Maggie's Kitchen it was somehow as if the rest of the world didn't existWhen the British Ministry of Food urgently calls for the opening of restauran The year is 1941 The place is London Maggie Johnson is still trying to come to terms with the death of her fianc Peter killed in action Part of her is holding out hope that the information is wrong Meanwhile she gets on with doing what she does best cooking and caring for others Her concern ends up including her cousin Rose twelve year old Robbie who is battling to believe his missing father is okay and the Polish refugee Janek When The Ministry of Food calls for the opening of British Restaurants Maggie is interested She and Peter had dreamed of opening their own restaurant Now that he is gone can she do this alone She resolves to give it a try and so Maggie s Kitchen opens its doors Not all is smooth sailing from that point Complications arise with Maggie s Kitchen but also with Maggie s personal lifeMaggie is an engaging and likable character Robbie adds a bit of childish mischief The whole concept of these British Restaurants during war time was something I had not heard about before so that was interesting although at times I felt the reader got a bit overloaded with food sourcing and menus and such There are some recipes for some of the meals at the end of the book but I never felt inclined to try any of them Others may While I enjoyed this book it did seem to drag on a bit at times and then the ending felt rather abrupt While I enjoyed it I preferred Caroline Beecham s later novel Eleanor s Secret Still this is a good read with good characters and presents a little different view of wartime and the shortages and ingenuity of making do and sourcing ingredients involved A well researched novel

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Ts to feed tired and hungry Londoners during WWII Maggie Johnson seems close to realising a long held dreamNavigating a constant tangle of government red tape Maggie's Kitchen finally opens its doors to the public and Maggie finds that she has a most unexpected problem Her restaurant has become so popular that she simply can't find enough food to keep up with the dema This review also appears on my blog seems that there are many compelling stories to draw out of World War II which Caroline Beecham explores in her debut novel Maggie s Kitchen Maggie s Kitchen draws our awareness to the existence of government restaurants in wartime Britain that were formed in a bid to ensure London residents were provided with hot meals in a time of food rationing Maggie s Kitchen is about one woman Maggie Johnson as she strives to make a difference during the perilous times of the BlitzMaggie s Kitchen is a delightful novel that I really enjoyed Although the time period and main setting is fairly grim Beecham lightens the mood with her approach to the central plot and her selection of characters I immediately took a liking to Maggie in fact I greatly admired her efforts and sense of resourcefulness in the face of adversity Maggie is a woman who has an air of sadness and loss Her fianc died in the war and conseuently her dreams of opening her own restaurant are put on hold However when Maggie answers government calls to help feed the London community her aspirations to open her own restaurant are reignited The road to working in her own restaurant isn t easy for Maggie Beecham uses this plot angle as leverage to make the reader aware of the pertinent issues of the time These issues include food supply problems and various bureaucratic intervention that threatens the success of the government initiated restaurants Maggie is a determined young woman and the reader is able to witness her growth as a person in the progression of the novel as she finds the courage to rise above the challenges put in front of her Maggie is a worthy heroine and a memorable character but she is also supported by a set of secondary characters who are eually likeable From the little street boy Robbie to the Polish immigrant Janek as well as Maggie s work colleagues each is presented a way that the reader does genuinely care about their wellbeing The overall tone of the novel is just so warm and engaging as well as relatable reflecting the day to day stories of life in wartime Britain I really did love a couple of extras that were included in this book The first was the uotes that adorn many of the chapter openings of the book These uotes gave perfect insight into the thoughts of time as many relate to the food restrictions placed on the British in this era Secondly there is the inclusion of a good selection of recipes at the end of the novel inspired by Maggie s Kitchen It was a reminder of the meals I recall my Grandmother sharing with me which gave me a wonderful sense of nostalgia as I read the recipesMaggie s Kitchen is a novel that is easy to settle into kick back and enjoy An original wartime story with a hint of romance that I absolutely recommend


10 thoughts on “Maggies Kitchen

  1. says:

    The year is 1941 in London and Maggie Johnson is trying to come to terms with the passing of her fiancé Peter If dealing with her grief isn't enough Maggie and everyone around her are in danger as they do their best to keep safe from the war that is going on around themMaggie spent her days working in factory kitchens but working under Mr Ferguson was not pleasant and Maggie desperately wanted to start up s

  2. says:

    London 1941 and Maggie Johnson was struggling with than just her grief over the loss of her fiancé Peter The constant drone of enemy aircraft the mad dash to the bomb shelters then the horror of what Maggie and her shelter companions would find once they were free to move around again – it was hard to remain positive in the face of such heartache Maggie worked at the factory kitchens under the watchful eye o

  3. says:

    The year is 1941 The place is London Maggie Johnson is still trying to come to terms with the death of her fiancé Peter killed in action Part of her is holding out hope that the information is wrong Meanwhile she gets on with doing what she does best cooking and caring for others Her concern ends up including her cousin Rose twelv

  4. says:

    This review also appears on my blog seems that there are many compelling stories to draw out of World War II which Caroline Beecham explores in her debut novel Maggie’s Kitchen Maggie’s Kitchen draws our awareness to the existence of government restaurants in wartime Britain that were formed in a bid to ensure London residents were provided with hot meals in a time of food rationing Maggie’s Kitchen is about one woman Maggie

  5. says:

    25 StarsThe badFar too much tell and not enough show The story is very slow and takes forever to get going and when it finally does it endsThe

  6. says:

    This book was such a delight Not too heavy on the Historical Fiction and there's a hint of RomanceChick lit in it too The plot line might not be very appealing at first glance but I promise you it's amazing It's not completely flawless by any means but it's a very easy and light read that'll have you flip those pages like crazyOne thing I particularly liked about this book is Maggie's passion for cooking and opening her own res

  7. says:

    Tender heartbreaking and intriguing Maggie’s Kitchen serves up a slice of wartime life I haven’t before seen in a book Feeding the masses with tight restrictions applied by bureaucracy called for resourcefulness and Maggie has buc

  8. says:

    Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is easy to read and extremely well writtenIt tells the story of Maggie ope

  9. says:

    A Heart warming read that shows how WWII brought a nation together from creative recipes to taking in those in need Join Maggie on her uest to do this

  10. says:

    Find reviews at wwwwithwickedwordblogspotcomau Okay so initially the combination of a wartime setting mixed wit

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