Another plus: this book shares Sadie's recipes for everything from English Trifle to Wake 'Em Up Casserole, so it also serves as a cookbook. Yay!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
I've been really busy with school and whatnot lately, it seems, and for that reason I haven't gotten to read as much as I would like to. Which makes me sad. But, I am currently reading a book (a real book! A dead tree, with its accompanying sounds of pages turning, smells of ink and paper, book!) called English Trifle. I am really enjoying the book; its such a nice read. The main character, Sadie, is a bit older, but she is very easy to relate to as she is young at heart. With her culinary skills, and her penchant for getting into sticky situations, not to mention her laudable curiosity, she weaves her way stubbornly through snobby English aristocracy to solve the unexpected murder of one of the "staff" of a noble family. I placed staff in quotations, because apparently the staff and the nobles/guests of nobles most decidedly do not mix, and so this murder is at first ignored! Also, they think she and her daughter are gold diggers and merely want to stay and insinuate themselves into the family. What better way to do that than to lie about a murder, right? *cough*Brits are stupid*cough*.