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Cinnamon and Gunpowder (Large Print / Hardcover)
July 2013 Indie Next List
“A swashbuckling story is always fun, especially when it includes a gourmet chef on board. Mad Hannah Mabbot, tall, red-headed pirate kidnaps a Lord's chef, Owen Wedgewood, and tells him he must cook for her once a week. Highly entertaining in spite of the cruel methods of the day and the suffering caused by the Opium smuggling between China and England, which Hannah is determined to stop. A supporting cast of characters that will 'shiver your timbers' and Owen's weekly meals for Hannah are an absolute riot - Owen has little in the way of ingredients and his kitchen, or galley, is miniscule and lacking in everything needed to cook gourmet meals. Read this and learn who Mr. Apples, Joshua, and The Brass Fox are and how they play a role in this wonderfully thrilling story of pirates on the high seas and in the kitchen! Exciting and a true delight.”
— Susan Wasson, Bookworks, Albuquerque, NM
A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade--with the best food ever served aboard a pirate's ship. The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot.
About the Author
Eli Brown lives on an experimental urban farm in Alameda, California. His writing has appeared in "The Cortland Review" and "Homewrecker: An Adultery Reader." His first novel, "The Great Days," won the Fabri Literary Prize.