John Saturnall’s Feast

  • Type: Books
  • By: Lawrence Norfolk
  • Age Category: Adults
  • Genre: Historical Fiction
  • Recommended by: Jessica T.
  • ISBN/UPC: 9780802120519
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From a witch-crazed village to serving a feast to kings...

In this lush novel Norfolk introduces young John Saturnall as he is driven to Buckland Manor to begin a life of service. His thoughts flash back to the horror of being driven from their village and into the neighboring woods, where his healer mother died of starvation. Driven by shame they don’t want to remember the villagers then send him to the Manor. But John has a gift, his demon . . . he can smell the ingredients in any dish. Set against the backdrop of the English Civil War, its lead in, and aftermath. Scrumptious sounding food and fascinating, accessible history—along with a touch of romance and the hint of magic—make this fabulous read.