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Egg and Soldiers

A Childhood Memoir (with Postcards from the Present) by Damien Trench
Narrated by: Miles Jupp
Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
5 out of 5 stars (135 ratings)
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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

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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

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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 😀

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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

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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......

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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!

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If you liked In & Out of Kitchen, you'll love this

I loved every word of this. Get to know the delightful Damian Trench better and understand what makes him the man he is today. So very funny.

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Just lovely

Entertaining and enjoyable listen. Added benefit of meal inspiration found sporadically throughout the tale.. I made the fish cakes for dinner one evening, after hearing that segment on my drive to work. They were delicious.

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Food + Comedy

As always a joy to listen too Mr. Jupp serves up yet another excellent comedy 5 Star

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The man knows his quinces

Simply splendiferous! Damian is a national treasure and if I ever see him out and about in public, it will break every bone in my body not to call out his name and say hello to him.

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Wonderfully funny

I enjoyed this so much, Miles Jupp has created a classic and enduring character you can't help but love.