‘In desperation I began to work my way through the myths and legends shelves and soon came to realise that I had found a brilliant new kind of fix.’
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Jonathan Tulloch shares the second of his gustatory delights, the heterogeneous cakes of summer, from the societal nuances of home-baked vs. shop-bought to the unfairness of selective corpulence and his granddad’s final Victoria Sandwich.
‘A new feeling emerges, a desire to bear witness to the dignity and passion of our human lives. To write with as much simple presence and transparency as possible.’
‘Two very different teachers put the crazy notion into my head that the daughter of an Irish labourer and a servant could, and should, write books.’