Reviews

  • The book examines a series of traditional British meals with Hornby's geeky obsessiveness and Orwell's incisive class observation ... His prose is engaging, his storytelling effortless ... Brown writes beautifully and fondly of every dish in a way that will have you desperate to taste it again at the end of each chapter. This historical information he weaves around the food is plentiful, accurate and worn lightly, and his observations are fresh and provocative.

    Financial Times
  • Part Nigel Slater, part Bill Bryson, and wholly delicious...Funny, informative and written with passion, Pie Fidelity is a love poem to all that's great in British cooking.

    Mail on Sunday
  • A heart-felt book that makes an important point without false pride or sentimentality. When it comes to food, we're better than we think.

    The Times
  • Genuinely revealing...Brown evokes the emotionalism of eating

    Guardian
  • As much as his book is a reflection of his experiences, reading it inevitably leads the reader to examine their own past, and how food defines who we are, or used to be

    Waitrose Weekend Magazine
  • Brown is a natural raconteur... this memoir mixed with a "defence of British food" sees him at his funniest and most insightful. Highly recommended

    Sunday Times, Food Book of the Month
  • Brilliant, funny... loving every page

    Dave Myers, The Hairy Bikers
  • [Praise for The Apple Orchard] An absorbing love letter to the English apple tree...lyrical and joyful

    TLS
  • [Praise for The Apple Orchard] Wonderful, revelatory ... very moving

    Sheila Dillon, BBC Radio 4
  • [Praise for The Apple Orchard] Delightful... impassioned, patriotic, richly informed

    Sunday Times