We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
 > 
Egg and Soldiers Audiobook

Egg and Soldiers: A Childhood Memoir (with Postcards from the Present) by Damien Trench

Regular Price:£19.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
    • Free, unlimited access to Audio Shows
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A charming childhood memoir (with postcards from the present) from food writer Damien Trench, protagonist of BBC Radio 4's critically acclaimed sitcom In and Out of the Kitchen, as told to News Quiz presenter and star of Rev, Miles Jupp.

'I have just had one of those absolutely mad mornings when you go out to have a browse at tagines and end up coming home with a brand-new gas ring expander. I think I was probably as surprised as anybody. Sometimes life is just like that, isn't it?'

Award-winning food writer Damien Trench takes you on a journey through his childhood and his early inspirations - culinary and otherwise - with occasional diversions to the present.

©2017 Miles Jupp (P)2017 Headline Audiobooks

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.8 (78 )
5 star
 (65)
4 star
 (12)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.7 (71 )
5 star
 (54)
4 star
 (15)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.9 (73 )
5 star
 (67)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (1)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    S. Donohue Manchester, UK 15/09/2017
    S. Donohue Manchester, UK 15/09/2017 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    42
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    52
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Just brilliant like catching up with an old friend"

    If like me you loved in and out of the kitchen then you will love this. I binge listened in just 2 days. If you have not listened to in and out of the kitchen I do think it's needed first. There is no massive storyline it's just Damien plodding along telling the listener random tales and going off at many tangents indeed. Hope there is a second one

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Kitty Cat 10/09/2017
    Kitty Cat 10/09/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    15
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    56
    16
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Very very good."

    If you enjoyed In and Out of the Kitchen as much as I did then this is very much for you. I both laughed out loud and was deeply touched in parts, Miles Jupp has created some thing great in Damien Trench and I hope for much more from both of them.

    Quite simply brilliant, five stars

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 11/11/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved it"

    I truly adored listening to this book. It took me a short while to get used to not hearing all the characters from 'In and out of the kitchen' but as soon as I did, I was fully immersed in Damian's life as told by Damian himself. Wonderful book and I hope there is a sequel.

    NB: Miles Jupp, if you read this review, I beg you to release series 4 of In and out of the Kitchen on Audible......Please......

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Inv1 02/10/2017
    Inv1 02/10/2017 Member Since 2016
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    13
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good but not great"

    Solid and gently witty with Miles giving his trademark Damien performance. Not as good as In and Out of the Kitchen though, as you quickly realise that Damien needs the rest of the ensemble to bounce off (and also to dilute his pomposity). That said, I enjoyed it a lot and it makes a perfect accompaniment to cooking the Sunday lunch 😀

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Maid Marian Sherwood Forest 01/11/2017
    Maid Marian Sherwood Forest 01/11/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    10
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    20
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Miles Jupp at his best"

    Just as good as ‘In and out of the Kitchen’. I did think he’d toned down the character of Damien Trench though, but still funny all the same. Glad to see there were a selection of recipes included. I think you need to have listened to ‘In and out of the Kitchen’ to appreciate this book. I do hope there’s a sequel!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    East Stander 21/01/2018
    East Stander 21/01/2018
    HELPFUL VOTES
    3
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Brilliant"

    So love anything relating to the character of Damien Trench and the brilliant narration by Miles Jupp

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Anon 12/01/2018
    Anon 12/01/2018 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enormously enjoyable. "

    The highlight of my Audible experience so far. Highly recommended if you are a fan of the series, or indeed of Miles Jupp.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    North Norfolk 28/12/2017
    North Norfolk 28/12/2017 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Blissful"

    I was already a big fan of Damien (and Miles come to that) and have very much enjoyed complete immersion. I echo a previous reviewer in hoping for more volumes. Thanks

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Cathy 22/12/2017
    Cathy 22/12/2017
    HELPFUL VOTES
    8
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    6
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Worryingly funny."

    This is a delightful book that made me laugh out loud whilst listening to it in the car. I think I worried the other drivers at the traffic lights.
    I love the radio series and this book continues to riff successfully on the same theme. There is the same masterful understanding of how far to satirise Damian's type of personality without pushing it so far that it becomes too embarrassing to bear.
    I love the character, and I love his recipes, especially the over the top shepherds pie, and I love his nearly self aware asides. All his diversions are amusing and the main stories are very funny. Poor old Damian he has had a lot to put up with in his life!
    I find myself agreeing with his gripes about so many things even when I know that other people would laugh at me for doing so. I look forward to hearing about his early adult life; leaving Oxford and a PPE degree for catering college must have been quite a change!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer UK 03/12/2017
    Amazon Customer UK 03/12/2017 Member Since 2015
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    43
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "looking forward to the next one"

    great fun. hope we get the next book soon. always lovely to listen to Miles Jupp narratiing .

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.