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Marguerite Patten is one of Britain's best known and loved cookery writers. She pioneered easy-to-follow recipes with her classic All Colour Cookery Book and has documented most aspects of British Cooking. This new book pulls together her life's work and is truly an important work of culinary history. Each chapter of the book will cover one decade of the century giving both history and recipes. the entire book is illustrated throughout in color and black and white. review >>>> . . .it clearly summarises the history of British cooking over the course of a century; so the reader can see how cooking techniques changed as new inventions were made and adopted, but also how good and bad economic times have shaped (and will continue to shape) what we eat (and when). 336pp that are nothing short of pristine. Nice cover too - the rear cover has pics that make you want to close up shop & EAT!! This tempting treat is approx 1.4kg packed for post, you won't be disappointed.