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  • THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT

    • May 22, 2019 • Tags:

    In March 2020, 4th Estate will publish THE MIRROR & THE LIGHT, the final novel of Hilary Mantel’s Thomas Cromwell trilogy.

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  • Nigel Slater’s Winter Roots

    • Dec 5, 2019 • Tags: , ,

    A recipe from the wonderful Nigel Slater for a delightful festive dish of mash and toasted, smoky vegetables. A warm, savoury dish to mild the winter chill this Christmas.

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  • Bee Wilson / Greenfeast

    • Oct 30, 2019 •

    In celebration of Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: autumn, winter publishing this October, we asked some 4th Estate authors to write a few words about veg-minded living.

    Bee Wilson, author of First Bite and The Way We Eat Now:

    ‘Nigel Slater has strong feelings about bowls, and he is not afraid to share them. Take porridge. Nigel has two wooden bowls made from ash, which he saves for his morning oats. ‘I feel like Goldilocks’, he writes, ‘even when they are used for a strawberry Bircher muesli’.

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  • Lisa Appignanesi / Greenfeast

    • Oct 29, 2019 •

    In celebration of Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: autumn, winter publishing this October, we asked some 4th Estate authors to write a few words about veg-minded living.

    Lisa Appignanesi, author of Everyday Madness:

    A Many Coloured Feast

    ‘Back in the mid-nineties, I lived around the corner from a street market in Paris. Most mornings, I’d head out early for a coffee. But well before the first pungent whiff had come my way, my eyes were startled wide open by the various stall holders’ displays of fruit and vegetables.

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  • Lucy Wood / Greenfeast

    • Oct 28, 2019 •

    In celebration of Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: autumn, winter publishing this October, we asked some 4th Estate authors to write a few words about veg-minded living.

    Lucy Wood, author of The Sing of the Shore:

    Blackberries

    ‘Blackberries are my favourite autumn food. By the end of summer the hedges are starting to fill up and I watch them, waiting for when they’ll be ripe. It usually takes longer than I think.  Finally, I take out an old ice-cream tub and go picking. If it’s sunny the berries will be warm. If it’s raining they’ll gleam like sweets. The hedges and lanes are a mixture of abundance and things dying back – the coppers of changing leaves, strings of red berries, the brittle stalks of cow parsley. Everything is quietening down. There’s a shift in pace. It always feels like the start of a new year.

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  • Extract of CONJURE WOMEN by Afia Atakora

    • Oct 23, 2019 •

    FREEDOMTIME. 1867

    The black baby’s crying wormed and bloomed. It woke Rue by halves from her sleep so that through the first few strains of the sound she could not be sure when or where she was, but soon the feeble cry strengthened, like a desperate knocking at her front door, and she came all the way awake, and knew that she was needed, again.

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  • Angela Saini / Greenfeast

    • Oct 23, 2019 •

    In celebration of Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: autumn, winter publishing this October, we asked some 4th Estate authors to write a few words about veg-minded living.

    Angela Saini, author of Inferior and Superior:

    “My parents moved home a lot when I was young, but in the garden of one of our houses – my favourite, thinking back – was an old plum tree.

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  • Laura Whateley / Greenfeast

    • Oct 21, 2019 •

    In celebration of Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: autumn, winter publishing this October, we asked some 4th Estate authors to write a few words about veg-minded living.

    Laura Whateley, author of Money:

    “When I decided, aged 25, to move in with my boyfriend, it was not the loss of single-girl freedom that most concerned me, nor how we would navigate our different views on “tidiness” – he’s an Essex boy with a father who was an architect, immaculate work surfaces are in his blood.

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  • Allan Jenkins / Greenfeast

    • Oct 9, 2019 •

    In celebration of Nigel Slater’s Greenfeast: autumn, winter publishing this October, we asked some 4th Estate authors to write a few words about veg-minded living.

    Allan Jenkins, author of Plot 29 and Morning:

    “Winter came close to my kitchen last week. I had been lazing in late summer, eating endless varieties of salad and baked ratatouille, made mostly with shallots and various squash from our organic allotment at the top of Hampstead. I was surrounded by sunflowers, chest-high marigolds and fragrant flowering coriander. Plot 29 was in its pomp.

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