The Last Banquet (Hardback)
  • The Last Banquet (Hardback)
zoom

The Last Banquet (Hardback)

(author)
3 Reviews Sign in to write a review
£14.99
Hardback Published: 04/07/2013

This product is currently unavailable.

  • This item has been added to your basket
Jean-Marie Charles d'Aumout is many things. Orphan, soldier, diplomat, spy, lover. And chef. This is his story. We meet Jean-Marie d'Aumout as a penniless orphan eating beetles by the side of a road. His fate is changed after an unlikely encounter finds him patronage and he is sent to military academy. Despite his lowly roots, and thanks to wit and courage in great measure, he grows up to become a diplomat and spy. Passion, political intrigue and international adventure abound in Jean-Marie's life, yet his drive stems from a single obsession: the pursuit of the perfect taste. Three-Snake Bouillabaisse, Pickled Wolf's Heart and Flamingo Tongue are just some of the delicacies he devours on his journey toward the ultimate feast. Rising through the ranks of eighteenth-century French society, he feasts with lords, ladies and eventually kings, at the Palace of Versailles itself. But beyond the palace walls, revolution is in the air and the country is clamouring with hunger of a different kind.

Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780857868794
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 220 x 143 x 31 mm
Edition: Main

You may also be interested in...

The Housemaid
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Long Island
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
The Housekeepers
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Strange Sally Diamond
Added to basket
£8.99   £7.49
Paperback
Babel
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
The Seventh Son
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Butter
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
The Ferryman
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Happy Place
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
The Bee Sting
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.49
Paperback
Before the Coffee Gets Cold
Added to basket
The Satsuma Complex
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Someone Else’s Shoes
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
You Like It Darker
Added to basket
£25.00   £12.50
Hardback
The Thursday Murder Club
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Tomorrow, and Tomorrow, and Tomorrow
Added to basket
Bookread2day

“page turner”

Its quirky and different. Loved it from the first page 1723 Dung-heap Meal. My earliest memory is sitting with my back to a dung heap in the summer sun crunching happily on a stag beetle and wipping the juice from my... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 23

“Simply Scrumptious”

This book tells of the life of Jean-Marie d'Aumont, told through selected diary entries spanning his lifetime. It begins with him sitting by the side of the road eating dung beetles and ends with him....

This is... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 20

“The Last Banquet”

Most reviews I've read have compared this to 'Perfume' by Patrick Suskind, however I think it could better be likened to a combination of Andrew Miller's 'Pure', and N M Kelby's... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 14

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.

env: aptum
branch: