Cooking For Kings: The Life of Antonin Carême, The First Celebrity Chef
Walker & Company, 2003
I always enjoy reading Ian Kelly’s books. In Cooking for Kings he tells the story of the French chef Antonin Carême so vividly you can almost hear pans and pots sizzle on the fire. The book also contains some of Carême’s recipes, so you might be tempted to advance from reading to field research. The book was one of the sources for my post Writer’s Travel Guide: Château de Valençay.
Don’t miss Mr Kelly’s biography on Beau Brummell.
Les espions du roi
Franck Martin: 2006
Robert Sinsoilliez was a French writer and historian. His focus was on the Channel Islands. In “Les espions du roi” he tells about the lives of the most famous spies for the Royalist cause on the late 18th century.
The book was helpful for writing my post “Writer’s Travel Guide: The Jersey Connection”.
Herpin E. / Colquhoun Grant, Mrs.
The hero of Brittany. Armand de Chateaubriand
Mills & Boon’s, 1914
This is an English translation of the memories of Armand de Chateaubriand, spy against Napoleon. You can read it online here. I used it to write my post “Writer’s Travel Guide: The Jersey Connection”.