Book of the Week

The Hundred-Foot Journey.
The Hundred-Foot Journey.
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Bookmark in Spalding has selected The Hundred-Foot Journey as its book of the week.

Our Book of the Week this week is an absolute treat for fans of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.

The Hundred-Foot Journey has the same warm-hearted charm and is due to be released as a film starring Helen Mirren on Friday.

The novel tells the story of Hassan Haji, a boy from Mumbai, who embarks, along with his boisterous family, on a journey. They first go to London and then across Europe, before they ultimately open a restaurant opposite a famous chef, Madame Mallory, in the remote French village of Lumiere.

A culinary war ensues, pitting Hassan’s Mumbai-toughened father against the imperious Michelin-starred cordon bleu.

Packed full of eccentric characters, hilarious cultural mishaps, vivid settings and delicious meals described in rich, sensuous detail, this is a life-affirming and poignant coming-of-age tale which lays bare the inner workings of the elite world of French cuisine.

Buy The Hundred-Foot Journey at Bookmark in Spalding with 20 per cent discount off the RRP of £7.99 with the voucher printed in the Spalding Guardian of September 4.