Frances Osborne

Lilla's Feast
  • Lilla's Feast

  • Lilla Eckford, interned in a Japanese civilian camp in China during the second world war after an extraordinary early life,passed her time by compiling a book about the joys of food.Thisprecious cookery book, now in the possession of the ImperialWarMuseum, inspired Lilla's great-granddaughter, Frances Osborne, to investigate her enthralling story.

    Lilla's Feast spans the world from China to India and finally to England over a hundred years, and blends together personal history, world events, period atmosphere and family anecdotes into a brilliantly vibrant and poignant story.

Frances Osborne studied Law at Oxford and trained as a barrister and journalist. She is married to the current Chancellor of the Exchequer. She lives in West London with her family. LILLA'S FEAST was her first family memoir.