BLOG TOUR: Caroline Beecham’s ‘Maggie’s Kitchen’

Its great to be able to share some of the fascinating background and real events that inspired my novel ‘Maggie’s Kitchen’.


Maggies Kitchen Blog Tour poster

Welcome, Caroline and thank you for joining us to chat about Maggie’s Kitchen.

AusRom Today: Describe Maggie’s Kitchen:
Caroline: Maggie’s Kitchen is a novel that follows the fortunes of Maggie Johnson as she sets up and runs a British Restaurant in London during the Second World War. The story focuses on the relationships that she develops with the community and in particular with Robbie, a twelve-year-old runaway, and Janek, a Polish refugee. Together they struggle through government red-tape to open the restaurant and then battle food shortages and community crisis to keep their doors open. The novel is inspired by real events and includes excerpts from the Ministry of Food’s War Cookery Leaflets together with recipes that have been updated to suit contemporary tastes. The story combines nostalgia for the era and life on the home front, with a story of the courage that was found in these most unlikely of…

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