WELCOME TO UHTRED’S FEAST
The Last Kingdom is one of the most successful historical fiction series of our time, telling the epic story of the birth of England, and introducing one of the greatest ever fictional heroes: the iconic Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Saxon-born, Norse-raised, warrior and rebel.
The final Last Kingdom book was published in 2020, but for the author the story felt unfinished: there were some Uhtred tales he still wanted to tell, and over the course of writing the books he’d become fascinated by some elements of the Anglo-Saxon world that it wasn’t possible to fully explore in the novels.
When he met renowned chef Suzanne Pollak, the idea for Uhtred’s Feast was born. And here Bernard Cornwell tells those additional Uhtred stories, showing us the man behind the shield – as a young boy, as Alfred’s advisor, and as prince – while Suzanne brings his world to life through beautifully crafted recipes which open a door into the Anglo-Saxon home . . .
Bernard Cornwell was born in London, raised in Essex andworked for the BBC for eleven years before meeting Judy, hisAmerican wife. Denied an American work permit he wrote anovel instead and has been writing ever since. He and Judydivide their time between Cape Cod and Charleston, SouthCarolina.Suzanne Pollak, born in Beirut now living in Charleston, South Carolina, is the co-author of a number of cookery and entertainment books including The Pat Conroy Cookbook and Entertaining for Dummies. She is currently the Development Director of the annual Charleston Literary Festival. It was at this that she met Bernard Cornwell and the idea for this book was born.
Praise for Bernard Cornwell: -
'Strong narrative, vigourous action and striking characterisation, Cornwell remains king of the territory he has staked out as his own' SUNDAY TIMES -
”'Like Game of Thrones, but real” - OBSERVER
'Blood, divided loyalties and thundering battles' THE TIMES -
”'The best battle scenes of any writer I’ve ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive” - George R.R. Martin
”'He’s called a master storyteller. Really he’s cleverer than that” - TELEGRAPH
”'A reminder of just how good a writer he is” - SUNDAY TIMES
”'Nobody in the world does this better than Cornwell” - Lee Child
”'Cornwell’s skill [is] in ageing his warrior-hero, who now creaks as he fights and is haunted by those he has loved and lost” - THE TIMES
”'The master still adding to his wonderful Saxon Chronicles” - SUNDAY TIMES MAGAZINE
”'Legendary … excellent storytelling, as ever” - SUNDAY SPORT
'A violent, absorbing historical saga, deeply researched and thoroughly imagined' WASHINGTON POST -