Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time (Paperback)
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Hungry: The Highly Anticipated Memoir from One of the Greatest Food Writers of All Time (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 10/06/2021
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'Extraordinary. Vivid, irreverent, heartbreaking.' NIGEL SLATER

'So funny and so delicious. I could eat it.' DAWN O'PORTER

'Delicious.' THE OBSERVER

From an early age, Grace Dent was hungry. As a little girl growing up in Currock, Carlisle, she yearned to be something bigger, to go somewhere better.

Hungry traces her story from growing up eating beige food to becoming one of Britain's best-loved food writers. It's also everyone's story - from cheese and pineapple hedgehogs and treats with your nan, to the exquisite joy of a chip butty covered in vinegar and too much salt in the school canteen on a grey day. And the Cadbury's Fruit & Nut from a hospital vending machine that tells a loved one you really care.

Grace's snapshot of how we have lived, laughed and eaten over the past 40 years reveals the central role food plays in either bringing us together or driving us apart - from toasting a large glass of warm Merlot to grimly polishing off a wilted salad.

Heartfelt, witty and joyous, Hungry shows us what we've always known to be true. Food, friends and family are the indispensable ingredients of a life well lived.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008333188
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Extraordinary. Vivid, irreverent, heartbreaking.' NIGEL SLATER

'So funny and so delicious. I could eat it.' DAWN O'PORTER

'... absolutely loved it. Add to your reading list now!' NIGELLA LAWSON

'I stayed awake LATE to finish and honest-to-god it's WONDERFUL! Deliciously honest about ambition, family secrets, loneliness, success, it's all here! It's a HUGELY engaging and satisfying read.' MARIAN KEYES

'Charming, readable and resonating ... this is British comfort food in book form' STYLIST

'A moving account of family and ambition' VOGUE

'Full of audacious, vodka-dry humour, Hungry is also tender and touching, she writes about her father's dementia with heartbreaking honesty.' RED

'Funny and poignant account of life with her father and how it shaped her relationship with food...Dent is a fine comic writer, but she is also superb on grief and the small moments of connection that offer a way through.' THE OBSERVER

'Tender and witty, the book is both a love letter to George, whose eventual decline from dementia she recounts, and the food that brought them together.' THE GUARDIAN

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“Food glorious food”

This is the story of how working class Cumbrian lass, Grace, got to become a leading food critic. It charts her early life and experiences of food. There is a lot of wit and funny comment along the way. as Grace says... More

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“Delicious and Bittersweet”

I was lucky enough to get an advanced reading copy of this from Hachette and was so pleased when it arrived almost the next day.

It was going to be my whole reading for a whole weekend and I was going to savour it to... More

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“Wonderfully nostalgic, I loved it!”

Hungry is an account of growing up in the 70's and 80's and being of a similar age, I felt wonderfully nostalgic as the writer recalls the food she grew up eating, mainly beige but interspersed with the... More

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