It all started with a biscuit tin. Writer and editor Steve Rudd was clearing out some boxes that had been stored in various places since a house move in 1996. And some of the boxes had been following him round the country from previous moves. The boxes contained stuff that originally came from his parents' home, dating as far back as 1980, when his maternal grandma, the redoubtable Granny Fenwick, died. So it was that in 2012, Steve found the very same brown biscuit tin that had stood on his granny’s mantelpiece when he used to visit her in the small village of Welton, near Hull, back in the 1960s. Inside were pieces of folded paper that turned out to be recipes and household hints, either handwritten onto the back of old envelopes dating back into the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, or clipped from newspapers of the time. "It was like opening a window and suddenly being able to see back almost 80 years. As I read them to myself, in her own words, as she wrote them, I could hear her voice again." Along with a few relevant family photographs and some background history, you can look back in time and read Granny Fenwick’s Recipes and Remedies, an 80-page illustrated paperback. Of interest to students of both cookery and social history, especially the make-do-and-mend years of World War II, when rationing was prevalent, this book will also appeal to those who know the old East Riding of Yorkshire.
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