Audience:General / adult
Dimensions:8.1in x 5.1 x 0.9 in | 0.68 lb
Page Count:432 pages
A RETURN TO AN ENGLISH VILLAGE SETTING: The Kitchen Front is set in the fictional village of Cosgrove in the same county Kent as the fictional Chilbury. The women of Cosgrove have all the charm, heart, and emotion as their beloved neighbors in Chilbury.
DOWNTON ABBEY MEETS THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE-OFF: With characters of different social classes and a heated cooking competition, The Kitchen Front combines all the fan-favorite elements of the two series.
INSPIRED BY TRUE EVENTS: Ryan takes inspiration from an actual BBC radio program called The Kitchen Front that focused on wartime cooking and was hosted by female presenters; a brief overview of the program can be found in the BBC article “Under Siege: The Kitchen Front” linked here: https://bbc.in/2LIAgq8
BESTSELLING AUTHOR: Chilbury was a national bestseller and continues to find new readers every year.
RANDOM HOUSE BOOK CLUB SELECTION WITH GUIDE INSIDE: With so much to discuss, book clubs will enjoy dissecting not only the characters and the story, but also life in wartime Britain.
NEW NOVEL COMING: The Wedding Dress Sewing Circle will publish in Summer 22.
“A charming tale that will satiate a lot of different tastes: historical fiction lovers, cooking competition fans, anyone who revels in girl-power lit…. . This story had me so hooked, I literally couldn’t put it down to cook.”—NPR
“Positively delicious…Ryan excel[s] at creating warmhearted, intriguing homefront drama.”—BookPage
“A delightful read.”—AARP
“A positively uplifting read that is as soothing as a warm cup of Earl Grey on a gloomy morning.”—Booklist
“[Ryan is] a master of plotting and working in different registers…Readers with an appetite for homefront WWII novels will find this deeply satisfying.”—Publishers Weekly
“A creative and satiating novel. Certain to delight lovers of historical fiction and TV cooking competitions.”—Kirkus