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An appetite for violets : a novel

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""That's how it is for us servants. No one pays you much heed; mostly you're invisible as furniture. Yet you overhear a conversation here, and add a little gossip there. Then you find something, something you should not have found." Irrepressible Biddy Leigh, under-cook at the foreboding Mawton Hall, only wants to marry her childhood sweetheart and set up her own tavern. But when her elderly master marries the young Lady Carinna, Biddy is unwittingly swept up in a world of scheming, secrets, and lies. Forced to accompany her new mistress to Italy, she documents her adventures and culinary discoveries in an old household book of recipes, The Cook's Jewel. Biddy grows intrigued by her fellow travelers, but her secretive and unconventional mistress is the most intriguing of all. In London Biddy finds herself attracted to her mistress's younger brother. In France she discovers her mistress's dark secret. At last in Italy, Biddy becomes embroiled in a murderous conspiracy, knowing the secrets she holds could be a key to a better life, or her downfall. Inspired by eighteenth-century household books of recipes and set at the time of the invention of the first restaurants, An Appetite for Violets is a literary feast for lovers of historical fiction. Like Jo Baker's Longbourn, it opens a window into the fascinating lives of servants, while also delivering a suspenseful tale of obsession and betrayal"--

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Arcade Free Library FIC BAILE (Text)
Adult Fiction
52112300387743
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Gorham Free Library FIC BAILEY (Text)
Adult Fiction
52119300126872
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Honeoye Public Library FIC (Text)
Adult Fiction
52120300282186
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Livonia Public Library FIC BAI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52140300433282
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Ontario Public Library FIC BAI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52126300636891
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Stevens Memorial Community Library - Attica BAIL (Text)
Fiction
52149100512997
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Victor Farmington Library BAI (Text)
Adult Fiction
52128300684350
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Wood Library Association - Canandaigua FIC BAI (Text)
Adult Fiction
31846002597358
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