Tuesday, 2 April 2013

'The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Jams, Jellies and Preserves' by The Duchess of Northumberland

Release date: 14th June 2013
Published by: The History Press Ltd
ISBN No: 978 0752494500
Elizabeth was the first Duchess of Northumberland and established the domestic rules of this dynasty that has ruled for over 700 years. Controlling a household of great power and prestige, she laid down the guidelines in her 'Household Book' that created a framework from which to run Alnwick Castle and that, to this day, contains advice that is not only fascinating, but also highly relevant to our lives today. The 'Household Book of the noble family of the Percies' is a fascinating insight into history and domesticity through the ages that is brought right up to date by Jane, the current Duchess of Northumberland. Compiling many of the 'Household Book's' wonderful recipes for puddings and preserves, and featuring what is thought to be the oldest known recipe for marmalade, The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Jams, Jellies and Preserves will appeal to everyone with an interest in cookery, household management and social history.
Copyright: The Book Depository Synopsis


  1. Gosh this is a little em of a book, isn't it? If I remember rightly, a member of the Percy family of Northumberland was supposed to have been in love with Anne Boleyn before she got involved with Henry VIII. What a little treasure of a book. Thanks for the review, very much enjoyed.

    1. Hi Maria! Thanks for calling by and leaving your comment. There is also another book in this series by the Duchess of Northumberland called 'The Duchess of Northumberland's Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs'!

      Hopefully the jam, jellies and preserve recipes do not get mixed up with the recipes that might be in this other book! ;-)


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