The Debt to Pleasure

The Debt to Pleasure

A Novel

Book - 1996
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A worldly Englishman describes his life, his travels, the people he met, his intellectual and culinary pursuits, interspersing his account with witty observations. By the end of the book you get quite a jolt to discover all this time he was murdering.
Publisher: New York :, H. Holt,, 1996.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9780805043884
Branch Call Number: FIC LANC
Characteristics: xv, 251 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm


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WVMLStaffPicks Dec 06, 2014

Tarquin Winot, the devious narrator of this brilliant first novel, easily draws readers who love language into his fold first with his wickedly funny and opinionated descriptions of food, wine and art as he travels through France until gradually he reveals himself!

multcolib_susannel Nov 28, 2014

This book takes writing about cooking and eating food to a whole new level. Although it includes recipes, they are part of the text and never seem like something separate that you could actually make. The author connects food and his consumption of it to his senses and his memories.
Very unique book.

Mar 26, 2012

Reviewed in WSJ 3/24/12


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