About The Cook’s Temptation
Publication Date: Feb 1, 2014
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Formats: Ebook, Paperback
Genre: Historical Fiction
Joyce Wayne brings to life the complexities of Victorian life, starting fourth dimension inwards County Devon in addition to hence inwards London’s East End. The ‘big picture’ is virtually ane woman’s life, flat conflict, religious intolerance, suspicion in addition to betrayal. The fundamental figure is Cordelia, a strong-minded Jewish adult woman who is caught betwixt her want to last truthful to herself in addition to her involve to last accepted past times English linguistic communication society.Cordelia Tilley is the fille of a Jewish woman parent in addition to an Anglican father. Her woman parent has groomed her for a life inwards English linguistic communication guild spell her father, a tough publican, has shown no tolerance for his wife’s social climbing or the conceits of their perspicacious daughter. Cordelia’s woman parent dies from typhoid fever, she tries to run the solid unit of measurement ‘s establishment, she falls prey to a local industrialist, she gives nativity to a son, she is tormented past times her hubby in addition to his family. Finally, she is rescued past times suffragette friends in addition to sets off to start a novel life inwards London.The Cook’s Temptation is virtually a adult woman who is unpredictable, both rigid in addition to weak willed, both sort in addition to heinous, victim in addition to criminal. It is a genuine Victorian saga, sum of detail, twists in addition to turns, memorable scenes, sum of drama in addition to pathos.
Praise for The Cook’s Temptation
“Joyce Wayne’s debut novel, The Cook’s Temptation, has the stately bearing of a nineteenth century novel – the mercilessness of Thomas Hardy, the dark allegory of Nathaniel Hawthorne, the tense marriages of George Eliot. It is a floor of how people locomote what y’all blame them for being.” – Ian Williams, poet in addition to fiction writer, brusk listed for the 2012 Griffin Poetry Prize
About the Author
Joyce Wayne has an MA inwards English linguistic communication literature, has taught journalism at Sheridan College, Oakville, Ontario, for twenty-five years, in addition to lives inwards Toronto, Ontario. She was a winner of the Diaspora Dialogues challenger for fiction in addition to the Fiona Mee Award for literary journalism. She is the co author of the documentary cinema So Far From Home (2010), a cinema virtually refugee journalists persecuted for their political views, in addition to diverse of her other plant hit got been published inwards Parchment, Golden Horseshoe Anthology, Canadian Voices, in addition to TOK6.
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