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Amid the heartbreak and danger of London in the Blitz of WWII Maggie Johnson finds her courage in friendship and foodThey might all travel the same scarred and shattered streets on their way to work but once they entered Maggie's Kitchen it was somehow as if the rest of the world didn't existWhen the British Ministry of Food urgently calls for the opening of restaura. London 1941 and Maggie Johnson was struggling with than just her grief over the loss of her fianc Peter The constant drone of enemy aircraft the mad dash to the bomb shelters then the horror of what Maggie and her shelter companions would find once they were free to move around again it was hard to remain positive in the face of such heartache Maggie worked at the factory kitchens under the watchful eye of Mr Ferguson never a compassionate man he was a stickler for his workers being on time Even an air raid wasn t enough reason to be late in his mind But when Maggie heard about the Ministry of Food opening the British Restaurants where the workers would be fed she was nervously excited to apply to run one herself And so the dream which had been both Maggie and Peter s when he was alive became Maggie s and Maggie s Kitchen was bornWith the Ministry of Food rationing each restaurant Maggie found she was unable to keep up the supply as her Kitchen was so popular Having to close the restaurant on occasional days distressed her so she sought alternatives Twelve year old Robbie a street urchin Maggie had met under unusual circumstances and Polish refugee Janek were two who were influential in helping her with provisions But the breaking of rules was frowned upon by certain members of the Ministry of Food Maggie was threatened with closure if she didn t change her ways What could Maggie and her friends do to keep the popular Maggie s Kitchen from closing Maggie s Kitchen by Aussie author Caroline Beecham was an absolutely wonderful read I thoroughly enjoyed reading about Maggie and her staff mostly friends and her cousin Rose the lives of Robbie as he searched for his Dad and Janek and his fierce desire to return to Poland There was heartache and sadness but there was hope friendships and love as well Maggie s Kitchen was filled with characters that were courageous in the face of such tragedy there were light hearted moments and happy times as well I have no hesitation in highly recommending this historical fiction novel to fans of the genreIncluded at the end are some of Maggie s recipes With thanks to Allen Unwin for this copy to read in exchange for my honest review

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Nts to feed tired and hungry Londoners during WWII Maggie Johnson seems close to realising a long held dreamNavigating a constant tangle of government red tape Maggie's Kitchen finally opens its doors to the public and Maggie finds that she has a most unexpected problem Her restaurant has become so popular that she simply can't find enough food to keep up with the de. This review also appears on my blog seems that there are many compelling stories to draw out of World War II which Caroline Beecham explores in her debut novel Maggie s Kitchen Maggie s Kitchen draws our awareness to the existence of government restaurants in wartime Britain that were formed in a bid to ensure London residents were provided with hot meals in a time of food rationing Maggie s Kitchen is about one woman Maggie Johnson as she strives to make a difference during the perilous times of the BlitzMaggie s Kitchen is a delightful novel that I really enjoyed Although the time period and main setting is fairly grim Beecham lightens the mood with her approach to the central plot and her selection of characters I immediately took a liking to Maggie in fact I greatly admired her efforts and sense of resourcefulness in the face of adversity Maggie is a woman who has an air of sadness and loss Her fianc died in the war and conseuently her dreams of opening her own restaurant are put on hold However when Maggie answers government calls to help feed the London community her aspirations to open her own restaurant are reignited The road to working in her own restaurant isn t easy for Maggie Beecham uses this plot angle as leverage to make the reader aware of the pertinent issues of the time These issues include food supply problems and various bureaucratic intervention that threatens the success of the government initiated restaurants Maggie is a determined young woman and the reader is able to witness her growth as a person in the progression of the novel as she finds the courage to rise above the challenges put in front of her Maggie is a worthy heroine and a memorable character but she is also supported by a set of secondary characters who are eually likeable From the little street boy Robbie to the Polish immigrant Janek as well as Maggie s work colleagues each is presented a way that the reader does genuinely care about their wellbeing The overall tone of the novel is just so warm and engaging as well as relatable reflecting the day to day stories of life in wartime Britain I really did love a couple of extras that were included in this book The first was the uotes that adorn many of the chapter openings of the book These uotes gave perfect insight into the thoughts of time as many relate to the food restrictions placed on the British in this era Secondly there is the inclusion of a good selection of recipes at the end of the novel inspired by Maggie s Kitchen It was a reminder of the meals I recall my Grandmother sharing with me which gave me a wonderful sense of nostalgia as I read the recipesMaggie s Kitchen is a novel that is easy to settle into kick back and enjoy An original wartime story with a hint of romance that I absolutely recommend

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Mand for mealsWith the help of twelve year old Robbie a street urchin and Janek a Polish refugee dreaming of returning to his native land she evades threats of closure from the Ministry But breaking the rules is not the only thing she has to worry about as Maggie fights to keep her beloved Kitchen open she discovers that some secrets have the power to change everythi. Tender heartbreaking and intriguing Maggie s Kitchen serves up a slice of wartime life I haven t before seen in a book Feeding the masses with tight restrictions applied by bureaucracy called for resourcefulness and Maggie has buckets of that She s a wonderful character full of warmth and compassion but not afraid to bend the rules where she thinks it s best She s a protector and a provider and that comes out beautifully in many ways from the way she takes young Robbie under her wing to the way she defends her cousin The broader experience of war is shown through Robbie and Janek both of whom are separated by loved ones boosted only by hope and loyal to the end The uotes at the start of each chapter give insight into how difficult it was to make do in this time I found them fascinating and learnt one or two things as wellA tale of survival risk second chances and starting over Maggie s Kitchen is a highly recommended for those who like wartime stories that ride a rollercoaster of danger but hang on to hope


10 thoughts on “Maggies Kitchen

  1. says:

    The year is 1941 in London and Maggie Johnson is trying to come to terms with the passing of her fiancé Peter If

  2. says:

    London 1941 and Maggie Johnson was struggling with than just her grief over the loss of her fiancé Peter The constant drone of enemy aircraft the mad dash to the bomb shelters then the horror of what Maggie and her shelter companions would find once they were free to move around again – it was hard to remain positive in the face of such heartache Maggie worked at the factory kitchens under the watchful eye of Mr Ferguson – never a com

  3. says:

    The year is 1941 The place is London Maggie Johnson is still trying to come to terms with the death of her fiancé Peter killed in act

  4. says:

    This review also appears on my blog seems that there are many compelling stories to draw out of World War II which Caroline Beecham explores in her debut novel Maggie’s Kitchen Maggie’s Kitchen draws our awareness to the existence of government restaurants in wartime Britain that were formed in a bid to ensure London residents were provided with hot meals in a time of food rationing Maggie’s Kitchen is about one

  5. says:

    25 StarsThe badFar too much tell and not enough show The story is very slow and takes forever to get going and when it finally does it endsThe goodInteresting time period well researched subject is original I haven't seen another fiction book that focuses on food shortages and rationing in Britain during World War II includes recipe

  6. says:

    This book was such a delight Not too heavy on the Historical Fiction and there's a hint of RomanceChick lit in it too The plot line might not be very appealing at first glance but I promise you it's amazing It's not completely flawless by any m

  7. says:

    Tender heartbreaking and intriguing Maggie’s Kitchen serves up a slice of wartime life I haven’t before seen in a book Feeding the masses with tight restrictions applied by bureaucracy called for resourcefulness and Maggie has buckets of that She’s a wonderful character full of warmth and compassion but not afraid to bend the rules where she thinks it’s best She’s a protector and a provider and that comes out beautifully in many

  8. says:

    Maggie's Kitchen by Caroline Beecham is easy to read and extremely well writtenIt tells the story of Maggie opening her kitchen during the time of warWhen bravery can be found in the most unlikely placesThe British Ministry for Food urgently calls for the opening of restaurants to feed tired and hungry Londoner

  9. says:

    A Heart warming read that shows how WWII brought a nation together from creative recipes to taking in those in need Join Maggie on her uest to do this

  10. says:

    Find reviews at wwwwithwickedwordblogspotcomau Okay so initially the combination of a wartime setting mixed with the idea of cooking began to hit the snooze button in my brain I could tell from the get go that this book wasn't going to be my cup of teaBut it's a beautiful thing when a book opens up your mind to n