The Reluctant Cook
Published by Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London (1955)
Item Description: Herbert Jenkins Ltd., London, 1955. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition:good. illustrations by Alex Jardine (illustrator). 1st Edition. 12mo - over 6¾ - 7¾" tall. First published in 1953, this is a third impression of 1955.
No DJ, red cloth with gilt faded on spine, pages tanned and occasionally foxed, no rips or tears no inscriptions.
127pp, illustrated, decorated endpapers. Attractive cartoons by Alex Jardine, 'a book to delight the heart of every cook, good, bad, or indifferent.' Ethelind Fearon (1898-1974), lived in Thaxted, Essex. Her great passion was gardening (she was gardener to H.G Wells), and restoring fourteenth-century houses, but under pressure from publishers and an eager public she also wrote a number of humorous books on such diverse but essential subjects as pig keeping, pastries, how to keep pace with your daughter and how to grow herbs.