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Profile Books acquires Annie Gray's history of the royal kitchens in the 19th Century.


Profile Books has acquired UK Commonwealth (excluding Canada) to 'A Greedy Queen: Eating with Queen Victoria', by historian Annie Gray, publishing news company Book2book revealed on Friday.

Gray's book tells the history of the royal kitchens in the 19th Century and takes a detailed look at Queen Victoria's meals.

In 'A Greedy Queen', Gray explores the Queen's relationship with food and its impact on 19th century society, using the stories of the people who worked for her. The book will include recipes, menus and archival material that show how dining style at the court and Britain changed during Victoria's reign.

Currently presenting Victorian Bakers on BBC 2 and regularly appearing on BBC Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet, Gray is a historian, cook and broadcaster who specialises in the history of food and dining in Britain from around 1600 to the present day.

A Greedy Queen: Eating with Queen Victoria will be published in spring 2017.

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