Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger (Paperback)
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Toast: The Story of a Boy's Hunger (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 16/04/2004
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'My mother is scraping a piece of burned toast out of the kitchen window, a crease of annoyance across her forehead. This is not an occasional occurrence. My mother burns the toast as surely as the sun rises each morning.' 'Toast' is Nigel Slater's award-winning biography of a childhood remembered through food. Whether recalling his mother's surprisingly good rice pudding, his father's bold foray into spaghetti and his dreaded Boxing Day stew, or such culinary highlights as Arctic Roll and Grilled Grapefruit (then considered something of a status symbol in Wolverhampton), this remarkable memoir vividly recreates daily life in 1960s suburban England. Likes and dislikes, aversions and sweet-toothed weaknesses form a fascinating backdrop to Nigel Slater's incredibly moving and deliciously evocative portrait of childhood, adolescence and sexual awakening.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9781841154718

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When I first started reading this I wasn't too keen on how it was laid out with the short chapters, however as the book continued I found that I really enjoyed this and felt that it really lent itself to how the... More

Paperback edition
18th July 2013
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“lovely book”

I really enjoyed this book, when I started reading it I had no knowlage of who Nigel Slater was but quicky developed an interest in him through this book.

This book doesnt skim over all the nitty gritty of growing up... More

Paperback edition
31st March 2011
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Brilliant funny one of my favourites

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28th September 2012
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