Mrs. Clara Saussey used to belong to the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society, but she is certain none of the members have told Ashton about her. She never read a book by a dead writer; instead, she read from her own cookbook, and she is certain her book caused more tears and sorrow than any other book the group discussed.
Saussey would read descriptive passages from her book, such as those about juicy roast pig and spun-sugar sweets, and it was nothing but torment for the starving group to hear such words. There was swearing and even the threat of violence before several...
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