A Feast for Your Eyes!

Feeling hungry for a new read? Do you have an appetite for something a bit different?


At Moor Park we can help with our ‘Feast For Your Eyes’ display featuring some favourite authors with foodie titles.

The starters to get your appetite going begin with a classic – ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’.  Truman Capote’s novel of the glittering socialite Holly Golightly, “top banana in the shock department”, romantically pursued by mafia gangster Salvatore ‘Sally’ Tomato and millionaire playboy Rusty Trawler.

Or perhaps some ‘Pomegranate Soup’ by Marsha Mehran, a flavoursome novel of the Babylon Café opening in a small Irish town serving traditional Persian dishes. Luring the townfolk with it’s delicious aromas of lamb, fresh herbs and jasmine tea.

For our main course we join the seasoned Anne Tyler for ‘Dinner at the Homesick Restaurant’ to meet Pearl, reflecting on her life and that of her children Cody, Ezra and Jenny, and unlocking long kept secrets along the way.

We also have a sweet and funny novel about the life of Polly and her thriving bakery – but dark clouds are circling when a mysterious stranger comes to town in Jenny Colgans scrumptious tale ‘Summer at Little Beach Street Bakery’.

A more traditional choice is Mary Ann Shaffer’s ‘The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society’ a savory delight written through letters from an author, Juliet Ashton, and Society member Charles Lamb. Set in 1946 Juliet talks of London emerging from the Second World war whilst learning from Charles about an eccentric world in Guernsey and the impact of the German occupation. Captivated, she sets sail to Guernsey….

Our tasty desserts will tickle your taste-buds and leave you craving more!

An unexpected inheritance will turn Imogen and Anna’s life upside down in Abby Clements icy favourite ‘Vivien’s Heavenly Ice Cream Shop’. So to turn things around and make the ice cream parlour a foodie destination, Imogen flies to Italy for a gourmet ice cream making course!

Comedienne and author Jenny Éclair brings a mouth-watering story in ‘Life, Death and Vanilla Slices’. Jean is left in a coma after a road accident and daughter Anne travels home to sit at her mothers bedside. How has this happened? Where is her sister Jess? And why was her mother carrying vanilla slices, cakes bought only for a special occasion?

Not forgetting our specials board containing Mary Gibson’s delectable novel of the girls working at the Pearce Duff custard and jelly factory in Bermondsey during World War one’. ‘Custards Tarts and Broken Hearts’ is also followed by the sweet and sticky ‘Jam and Roses’.

Adriani Trigiani continues her Angelini Shoe Company story with ‘The supreme Macaroni Company’ where Valentine Roncalli marries Gianluca Vechiarelli of Vechiarelli and Son who provide the leather to make the shoes. After her wedding Valentine realises the hard reality of a new business and a new family.

After this literary buffet sit back and enjoy a ‘Black Coffee’ (A.Christie) or an ‘Afternoon Tea at the Sunflower Café’ (Milly Johnson) then join us ‘In the Kitchen’ (Monica Ali) for the ‘Food of Love Cookery School’ (Nicky Pelligrino) or some ‘Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café’ (Fannie Flagg).

Whatever your taste, feast upon the culinary delights on display and ‘Bon Appetite’!!


One comment

  1. What a wonderful list of titles! Just reading this is a feast. Brilliant, Helen!

    Anne Ashworth

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