My first book, A Greedy Queen, is available in both hardback and paperback from all good bookshops. My second, Victory in the Kitchen: the story of Churchill’s Cook, is due out in 2019. Meanwhile I have a host of articles, on and offline. I also have a (very) occasional blog, wherein I sketch some of my thoughts about food, history and culture.

For all literary enquiries, please contact Tim Bates at Peters Fraser + Dunlop (tbates@pfd.co.uk)

Print Media

  • Delicious:
    The secret history of the wedding cake
  • The Telegraph:
    A delicious history of royal wedding cakes
    How lemon drizzle became Britain’s favourite teatime treat
  • HRP members magazine:
    History of picnics
  • Who Do You Think You Are Magazine: my ancestor was a confectioner
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  • History Today
    The myth of seasonality in the past
  • Scotland in Trust Magazine
    Cooking up a storm at Culzean Castle
  • BBC Good Food Magazine:
    - Easter foods.
    - A brief history of lunch.
    - Plum Pudding & Peacock: the story of our Christmas dinner
  • The Sun: food and popular politics in history
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  • The Sun: the history of cake

Online Courses

  • Historic Royal Palaces/University of Reading: FutureLearn course ‘A History of Royal Food and Feasting’, for which I wrote the Victorian content, some of the Georgian bits, and a great deal upon Xmas (and recipes).

Online Articles & Blog Entries

For academic articles, please click here.

Annie's Blog

Sometimes I blog. The results vary, but usually involve modern and historic food, my garden and, of course, my kitchen.

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