Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher
  

Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles

Written by Rupert Kingfisher

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A World Book Day 'Recommended Read' for 2011

Magical recipes lie at the heart of this beautifully charming story about a mysterious woman and her even more mysterious – but very magical – gastronomic secrets. Downtrodden by her greedy and dishonest uncle Monsieur Lard in whose restaurant, The Squealing Pig, she is forced to work, Madeline makes the lucky discovery of Madame Pamplemousse and her cat Camebert. When the three become friends, Madeleine learns the secrets that will bring her wicked uncle down… Beautifully produced, this is a delightfully foody story with some very very strong goodies – and baddies.

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Madame Pamplemousse and her Incredible Edibles by Rupert Kingfisher

Pterodactyl Bacon, scorpion tails in smoked garlic oil, and great squid tentacle in jasmine-scented jelly... Madame Pamplemousse's culinary delights provide a literary feast.

An exquisite fairy tale with shades of Angela Carter that will intrigue both adults and children alike

Reviews

'Think Amelie scripted by Heston Blumenthal'

'Enchanting debut

'A sophisticated book for sophisticated readers. Warmly recommended'

'Weird and wonderful concoctions, sweet and sour characters, and line drawing decoration by Sue Hellard are a recipe for success in this deliciously original little novel'

About the Author

Rupert Kingfisher

Rupert Kingfisher’s first book, Madame Pamplemousse and Her Incredible Edibles, was highly acclaimed. His favourite authors as a child were Roald Dahl, Susan Cooper and Ursula le Guin. He also loved American horror comics and French cartoon books such as Asterix and Tintin. It was on a family holiday to Paris that he visited a bookshop dedicated to books such as Tintin – and also ate anchovies for the first time, on a pizza from a street vendor. He says that both experiences were equally life-changing.

Rupert studied Philosophy at Bristol University and Play Writing at the Central School of Speech and Drama. Rupert has had plays performed in Dublin, Edinburgh, London and on BBC Radio 4. He grew up in Oxfordshire and now lives in Brentford, Middlesex.

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Paperback
160 pages

Author

Rupert Kingfisher
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Publisher

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc

Publication date

7th September 2009

ISBN

9780747592303

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