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The Resource The greedy queen : eating with Victoria, Annie Gray

The greedy queen : eating with Victoria, Annie Gray

Label
The greedy queen : eating with Victoria
Title
The greedy queen
Title remainder
eating with Victoria
Statement of responsibility
Annie Gray
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the 19th century, a revolution took place in how we ate - from the highest table in the land to the most humble. Annie Gray's book is both a biography of Britain's most iconic monarch, and a look at the changing nature of cooking and eating in the Victorian era. From her early years living on milk and bread under the Kensington system, to her constant indigestion and belligerent over-eating as an elderly woman, her diet will be examined, likes and dislikes charted, and the opinions of those around her considered. More than that, though, this book will take a proper look below stairs. Victoria was surrounded by servants, from ladies-in-waiting, to secretaries, dressers and coachmen. But there was another category of servant, more fundamental, and yet at the same time more completely hidden: her cooks. From her greed to her selfishness at the table, her indigestion and her absolute reliance on food as a lifelong companion, with her when so many others either died or were forced away by political factors, Victoria had a huge impact on the way we all eat today. Annie Gray gives us a new perspective on Britain's longest reigning monarch, viewing her through the one thing more dear to her than almost anything else: her stomach."--Publisher's description
Summary
In the 19th century, a revolution took place in how we ate - from the highest table in the land to the most humble. Annie Gray's book is both a biography of Britain's most iconic monarch, and a look at the changing nature of cooking and eating in the Victorian era. From her early years living on milk and bread under the Kensington system, to her constant indigestion and belligerent over-eating as an elderly woman, her diet will be examined, likes and dislikes charted, and the opinions of those around her considered. More than that, though, this book will take a proper look below stairs. Victoria was surrounded by servants, from ladies-in-waiting, to secretaries, dressers and coachmen. But there was another category of servant, more fundamental, and yet at the same time more completely hidden: her cooks. From her greed to her selfishness at the table, her indigestion and her absolute reliance on food as a lifelong companion, with her when so many others either died or were forced away by political factors, Victoria had a huge impact on the way we all eat today. Annie Gray gives us a new perspective on Britain's longest reigning monarch, viewing her through the one thing more dear to her than almost anything else: her stomach.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10642748
Cataloging source
NLE
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Annie
Dewey number
941.081
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Victoria
  • Victoria
  • Food habits
  • Diet
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
eating with Victoria
Label
The greedy queen : eating with Victoria, Annie Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Childhood -- 3.Dining style -- 4.Kitchens -- 5.Cooks -- 6.Private palaces -- 7.Motherhood -- 8.Ordinary eating -- 9.Extraordinary eating -- 10.The wider world of food -- 11.The ageing Queen
Control code
000059982330
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781256824
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964646860
Label
The greedy queen : eating with Victoria, Annie Gray
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 1.Introduction -- 2.Childhood -- 3.Dining style -- 4.Kitchens -- 5.Cooks -- 6.Private palaces -- 7.Motherhood -- 8.Ordinary eating -- 9.Extraordinary eating -- 10.The wider world of food -- 11.The ageing Queen
Control code
000059982330
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
x, 390 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781781256824
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)964646860

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