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Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book

An Englishwoman's Life During the Civil War

Lucy Moore


Peppered with advice, remedies and recipes, and framed by the English Civil War, Lucy Moore brilliantly brings to life Lady Ann Fanshawe's setbacks and successes.
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In the mid-seventeenth century, England was divided by Civil War, but inside the home domestic life continued as it always had done. Lady Ann Fanshawe's 'receipt book' was a treasured and entirely feminine response to the upheavals of war, which left few doctors to be found. And so Ann's morocco-bound book full of scraps of ink-stained paper contained everything from lifesaving remedies to recipes for hot chocolate.

Using Ann's receipt book and the memoirs she wrote for her surviving son, Lucy Moore follows her through this turbulent time as she leaves home, marries, bears - and buries - children and seeks to hold her family together. Lady Fanshawe's Receipt Book brilliantly illuminates the life and times of an English woman's Civil War.

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Book publisherAtlantic Books
Publication date5 Jul 2018
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