Taste of WarLizzie Collingham
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Remarkable, powerful The Times Amazing... she makes it impossible to think of the war in the old terms Daily Mail Fascinating, shocking ... For anyone who thought that the subject of food in the Second World War could be dispatched with a few cliches about digging for victory Mail on Sunday Ambitious, compelling, fascinating... uncomfortable reading if you began by believing in the possibility of a just war Guardian This fascinating calorie-centric history of the greatest conflict in world history is wholly convincing — Andrew Roberts A powerful and important book... One of the beauties of this book is its savage unpicking of cherished myths Independent Lizzie Collingham's book possesses the notable virtue of originality...[She] has gathered many strands to pursue an important theme across a global canvas. She reminds us of the timeless truth that all human and political behaviour is relative — Max Hastings The great merits of [this] book...lie in its extraordinary range...and in the entirely new perspective it throws on the Second World War — Bernard Potter London Review of Books