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Thu 25 Oct - Mon 29 Oct

Vicky Straker

Vicky Straker



The Life and Times of Dorothy Peel OBE: Bicycles, Bloomers and Great War Rationing Recipes.

Dorothy Peel was the Delia Smith of her day during the late Victorian to post-war period. In this book about her great-great-grandmother, Vicky explores the social history and cultural background behind Dorothy’s creations, and the effect of rationing during the First World War.

Dorothy played a key role in creating wartime recipes for householders and was awarded an OBE in 1918 for services to the Ministry of Food. Join Vicky for this fascinating look at how food and society changed during the First World War.

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