Reviews

  • Do not read this book without a clean handkerchief and a full larder. I laughed, I cried, I baked gingerbread biscuits . . . Potts is a writer who clasps you to her floury bosom and wraps you in your apron strings. There is wit and warmth on every page. This is a book of courage, consolation and more custard than you can shake a whisk at

    Laura Freeman, Times
  • I cannot express how much I adored this book. It made me laugh, cry, salivate and, on no less than four occasions, resolve to learn patisserie and leave the criminal Bar. Olivia Potts has delivered a tender and beautifully written tour-de-force on the four tenets of the human experience; love, grief, hope and cake. If this is not the book of the summer, I will eat my wig. An absolute triumph

    The Secret Barrister
  • A heart-wrenching yet humorous portrayal of grief, a delicious collection of recipes, an inspirational tale of changing careers, and a feel good love story

    Vogue
  • An honest, brave and funny account of what it is to love, to lose love and how to make macarons

    Red
  • I loved it so much. It's funny, sharp, sad and full of clear observations about food. I laughed so much (and I cried)

    Ella Risbridger, author of Midnight Chicken
  • A brilliant, brave and beautiful book: funny and charming; utterly inspiring and life-affirming. I loved it

    Olivia Sudjic
  • Tender . . . filled with the comfort we all seek when dealing with grief

    Stylist
  • Potts writes powerfully about the nature of grief, yet she has the lightest of touches with her sensuous descriptions of food. A delightful read - and there are some terrific recipes in it, too

    Daily Mail
  • A heart-warming book about death and new beginnings that will delight cake lovers; it manages to be moving, funny and mouth-watering in equal measure - a difficult literary confection to master

    Guardian
  • Uplifting . . . tender

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