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Publication Order of Angelotti Chronicles Books

The House at Chorlton / Laura's Story / The Food of Love (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Prodigal Daughter (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Lost Son (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Leaving Patrick (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
Sisters (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Lovesome Thing (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Gardener (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Choral Society (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Serving of Scandal (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Leith's All Party Cookbook (1972)Description / Buy at Amazon
Cooking for Friends (1978)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Best of Prue Leith (With: Jean-Baptiste Reynaud) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Cookery Course (With: Caroline Waldegrave) (1979)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Cook's Handbook (1981)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Cook Book (With: Caroline Waldegrave) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prue Leith's Cookery School (With: Caroline Waldegrave) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Entertaining with Style (With: Polly Tyrer) (1985)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dinner Parties (1987)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Cookery Bible (With: Caroline Waldegrave) (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Sunday Times Slim Plan (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Complete Christmas (With: Caroline Waldegrave) (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon
Fruit (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Soups and Starters (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Vegetarian Cookery Book (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Baking (With: Caroline Waldegrave) (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Quick and Easy (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chicken Dishes (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Confident Cooking: Step By Step Recipes and Techniques (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Contemporary Cooking (With: Caroline Yates,Alison Cavaliero) (1994)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Guide to Wine (With: Richard Harvey) (1995)Description / Buy at Amazon
Vegetarian Cooking (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Salads (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Chef School: Leith's School of Food and Wine (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Leith's Easy Dinners (With: Leith Prue) (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Prue: My All-time Favourite Recipes (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love to Bake (With: Paul Hollywood) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Vegetarian Kitchen (With: Peta Leith) (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
Bliss on Toast / Relish (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon
Great British Baking Show: Favorite Flavors (With: Paul Hollywood) (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Great British Bake Off Books

The Perfect Victoria Sponge and Other Baking Secrets (By: Mary Berry,Paul Hollywood,Linda Collister) (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Turn Everyday Bakes Into Showstoppers (By: Linda Collister) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
80 Easy Recipes for All the Family (By: Mary Berry,Linda Collister) (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
How to Avoid a Soggy Bottom (By: Gerard Baker) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Everyday (By: Linda Collister) (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
Winter Kitchen (By: Linda Collister) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Big Book of Baking (By: Mary Berry,Paul Hollywood,Linda Collister) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
Christmas (By: Lizzie Kamenetzky) (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great British Bake Off: Celebrations (By: Mary Berry,Paul Hollywood,Linda Collister) (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home (By: Linda Collister) (2016)Description / Buy at Amazon
Children's Party Cakes & Bakes (By: Annie Rigg) (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Get Baking for Friends and Family (With: Paul Hollywood,The Bake Off Team) (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Big Book of Amazing Cakes (By: The Bake Off Team) (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Love to Bake (With: Paul Hollywood) (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

A Love Letter to Europe(2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Prue Leith is a historical romance and sagas fiction author who also happens to have so many other things going on in her life, that it is insane to think of how she does all of it.
Prue was born in the South African city of Cape Town to a mining explosives manufacturer Sam Letih and an actress named Peggy Inglis.

When she was five, she was enrolled at an English private boarding school run by nuns known as the “St, Mary’s School Waverley.”

She graduated with honors and went on to study French, drama, architecture, and fine arts at various times, given that she did not know what she wanted to do.

Things changed for Prue Leith when she finally convinced her parents to send her to the ‘University of Paris” otherwise known as “The Sorbonne.”

It was during that time attending the prestigious “University of Paris” that she discovered that she had a passion for the food industry.

When she was 20, she went to study at the “Cordon Bleu Cookery School” in London and launched her business. It was this that would become the popular “Leith’s Good Food,” which provided event catering and supplied businesses with lunches.
It was in 1969 that she opened her first restaurant which would earn a Michelin Star. The very popular Notting Hill-based restaurant remained in her possession until she sold it in 1995.

In addition to her very popular restaurant, she is the founder of the “Leith School of Food and Wine” to train amateur and professional cooks, which became very successful.

She has also been very active in her home country of South Africa, where she set up a school and got involved with charities that are all about improving school meals, cookery for vulnerable young people, and encouraging cookery in the curriculum.

At one point, she decided to get into TV, even though this did not go so well in the initial stages. Prue Leith had an unsuccessful role as host in a magazine series from the 1970s about cookery for women which she hated due to the format.
Decades later, she was back at it and began making guest appearances before she was tapped to become a judge at “The Great British Menu,” where she worked for at least seven years.

She would become a big star when she became a judge in the “Great British Bake Off” starting in 2017 when Mary Berry the previous judge left.

In addition to taking part in charitable activities as a judge in the “Great British Bake Off,” she has also worked in a range of organizations.

As one of the most successful restaurateurs in the UK, she was the chair of the “Restaurateurs Association” in the early to mid-1990s and chaired the “Forum for the Future” and the “Royal Society of Arts.”
Prue was one of the unlikeliest supporters of the UK leaving the EU and staunchly defended her perspectives.

In addition to being a judge on television, Prue Leith was also involved in many morning and daytime shows and famously appeared as a guest several times on “Loose Women.”
She also found time for family as she was married to Rayne Kruger her husband whom she had an affair for more than thirteen years before they got married.

Leith got two children from her marriage with Kruger: Danny Kruger her son who served as MP for Devizes the conservative constituency and her daughter and filmmaker Li-Da Kruger.

Prue Leith’s novel “The Food of Love” is an epic multi-generational saga.

It is all about Donald Oliver who is snubbed by Lord Frampton, an aristocratic neighbor when he attends a coming-of-age ball. Coming from a proud family, he starts dreaming of the day he will have his revenge against his neighbor.
On the other hand, is Laura Oliver, a tempestuous, beautiful, and wild daughter who has fallen in love with Giovanni. The latter is a former prisoner of war from Italy who now works as a humble cook.

She hates the wrath and snobbishness of her father and runs away with her lover the cook to London.

Laura and Giovanni arrive in a London still reeling from the trauma of war. Facing destitution, only their dream of opening a restaurant and their love for each other keeps them going.

From icy gutters to society ballrooms, from London fish markets to the farmlands of Cotswolds, it is a story of passion and power, ambition and prejudice, and a couple’s struggle to carve out a life of their own despite all the challenges.

“The Prodigal Daughter” is a fascinating and emotional family saga about the Angelotti food dynasty that has been compared to the works of the likes of Barbara Taylor Bradford and Penny Vincenzi.

The work is set in 1968 and follows the life and times of Angelica Angelotti. The young woman spent much of her life living with her parents who loved to take her along to their Italian restaurant.

But she is now striking out on her own and trying to find her own identity in Paris far away from the pressure of her parents. While in the city of lights, she falls in love with Mario, an unpredictable but charismatic cousin who provides a welcome change.

She navigates a blossoming career from the world of television to the Savoy hotel, even as he tries to deal with an increasingly toxic relationship, which is proving to be particularly hard.
As such, when she is asked to run the clubhouse on the family estate which is to be made into a restaurant, she thinks that it would be the perfect escape.
She heads home looking forward to a brighter future and it is not long before she has a new chance at love and a thriving business.
But then Mario makes a comeback and wants her back, and she is not too sure if she will be able to cling to what she sacrificed so much to get.

“The Lost Son” is one of the most gripping family dramas ever that follows the life and times of the Angelotti family.

It had been left reeling when a son who during the war had been given up and was believed lost came back, resulting in some devastating consequences.
Going back in time, Giovanni and Laura Giovanni were newlyweds who were deep in poverty and had to put their first child up for adoption.

Since that time, they have had other children and what had been a tiny Italian cafe has become an empire with dozens of restaurants. However, Laura has never stopped thinking of the kid they gave up.

Meanwhile, Tom the son they had given up is a businessman who has found a lot of success in the city and is enjoying life when his business partner and friend dies on 9/11, turning his whole world upside down
Feeling an intense desire for meaning, he decides to track down his parents but this search would reveal something bittersweet for both his parents and himself.

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