Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen/The Language of Food

Miss Eliza’s English Kitchen (published by William Morrow in the US, October 2021 and by Simon & Schuster as The Language of Food, February 2022) tells the story of poet and pioneering cookery writer, Eliza Acton, and her assistant, Ann Kirby.  Based on the real life of Acton, it has been translated into 16 languages and optioned by Stampede Ventures and CBS Studios.


“A feast for the senses… A literary – and culinary – triumph!’ Hazel Gaynor, author of The Bird in the Bamboo Cage.

“Extraordinary…” Clare Pooley, author of The Authenticity Project

“A sumptuous banquet of a book.” Polly Crosby, author of The Illustrated Child

“An incredible story.”  JP Sarni, Stampede Ventures

“A sensual feast of a novel, written with elegance, beauty, charm and skill…” Santa Montefiore

“A fascinating, long overdue tribute to the unconventional Eliza Acton…inspiring.” Library Journal (US)