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Bread and Chocolate [EPUB] ✿ Bread and Chocolate ❄ Philippa Gregory – Thomashillier.co.uk A collection of short stories from one of our most popular novelists the perfect gift A rich and wonderful selection of short stories A TV chef who specialises in outrageous cakes tempts a monk who ba A collection of short stories from one of our most popular novelists the perfect gift A rich and wonderful selection of short stories A TV chef who specialises in outrageous cakes tempts a monk who bakes bread for his brothers a surprise visitor invites mayhem into the perfect minimalist flat in the season of good will a Bread and Epub / woman explains her unique view of straying husbands straying husbands encounter a variety of effective responses Just some of the delicacies on offer in this sumptuous box of delights.


10 thoughts on “Bread and Chocolate

  1. Pragya Pragya says:

    Readreviews at Reviewing Shelf I am not much for short stories so when I pick one up, I am either in the mood for something short or am not in the mood for anything and can t decide But this, my my, was a brilliant choice I finished it in less than 20 hours on a workday which is saying a lot for a 250 page book.I probably read one book by Gregory long long back Oh wait, after a quick check on GR, I apparently haven t read a single one by her I think something is fishy here I have 4 b Readreviews at Reviewing Shelf I am not much for short stories so when I pick one up, I am either in the mood for something short or am not in the mood for anything and can t decide But this, my my, was a brilliant choice I finished it in less than 20 hours on a workday which is saying a lot for a 250 page book.I probably read one book by Gregory long long back Oh wait, after a quick check on GR, I apparently haven t read a single one by her I think something is fishy here I have 4 books from one of her series adorning my shelves And I thought I had read atleast one by her and loved it to justify buying these 5 but oh well, maybe the GR reviews did me in.The title story, which is also the first, reeled me in by its smell of warm bread fresh out of the oven and the deliciously dark, melting chocolate Can you visualize it yet Taste it Mmmm. like a beautiful sin it goesThis book is a mix of stories with some sad like The favour or The if game but also several clever ones like The visitor , The conjuring trick and Theories about men.One of my favorites was theories about men It s so clever and funny at the same time I also really enjoyed the wave machine and the magic box.All in all, I would say the stories are women centered and play on the power of females However, I am pretty sure if you are not a staunch believer in patriarchy, you will enjoy these as a male too.Gregory weaves magic with a solid punch packed in the stories Her writing is delicate and fragile yet visual and emotional She makes her women characters capable and clever, just the kind of women I like to read about and encounter in the real world unless they are the evil sorts then I would rather they be dumb p.The book makes for a quick read and I highly recommend it


  2. Nadine Larter Nadine Larter says:

    I m trying to start my mornings with a short story this year This was a good first choice.


  3. E.M. Tippetts E.M. Tippetts says:

    This short story collection is a real showcase of Philippa Gregory s talent I d enjoyed her historical fiction, but this collection shows that she doesn t just excel at research and period detail, nor does she need hundreds of pages to tell a story These short stories are mostly modern day and are in a variety of viewpoints from third person, to third person limited, to first person I d recommend this to anyone who likes a rich story, but who might not have hours to sit and read I carried it This short story collection is a real showcase of Philippa Gregory s talent I d enjoyed her historical fiction, but this collection shows that she doesn t just excel at research and period detail, nor does she need hundreds of pages to tell a story These short stories are mostly modern day and are in a variety of viewpoints from third person, to third person limited, to first person I d recommend this to anyone who likes a rich story, but who might not have hours to sit and read I carried it around with me and read it on the Underground as I went from place to place Many of the stories are very short, and it s amazing how much richness she can distill into such a small space My favorite was Coo ee , and I wondered how much of it was a narration of her writing process, the dry historical versus the in the moment, looking for a bit of a laff components of her fiction Perhaps it has nothing to do with her writing process, but it s entertaining all the same


  4. Fran Macilvey Fran Macilvey says:

    Bread and Chocolate by Philippa GregoryB C is not amazing but is one of these books that I have bought several times I tend pass on books after I have read them, but the characters and events in these short stories have a tenacious quality through the years, snippets of them float in and out of mind especially when I am reading other short stories so that I have now been driven to buy another copy It would probably be simpler just to keep it for a few years B C seems to have become my b Bread and Chocolate by Philippa GregoryBC is not amazing but is one of these books that I have bought several times I tend pass on books after I have read them, but the characters and events in these short stories have a tenacious quality through the years, snippets of them float in and out of mind especially when I am reading other short stories so that I have now been driven to buy another copy It would probably be simpler just to keep it for a few years BC seems to have become my bench mark I recommend this collection highly Witty, well observed and poignant, these stand as some of the best short stories I have read Fran Macilvey, author, Trapped My Life With Cerebral Palsy


  5. Khaimah Khaimah says:

    A collection of touching stories, some even heart wrenching Set in different periods, the stories are written in a thoughtful manner vivid but not overwhelming And yes, there will always be that little surprise at every end Worth reading.


  6. soumyadeep naskar soumyadeep naskar says:

    A really good collection of short stories Each and every story has it s own flavour.


  7. Syeda Hirra Fatimah Syeda Hirra Fatimah says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here Bread And Chocolate is a collection of short stories by the famous author Philipa Gregory Gregory has written several other novels most of which belong to the genre of historical fiction Her most famous ones are The Other Boleyn Girl it s now a movie, too , The Red Queen , The White Queen , and many others.The book consists of 17 short stories No two stories are related instead they touch different aspects and fields of life The only thing common in these stories is the element of surpr Bread And Chocolate is a collection of short stories by the famous author Philipa Gregory Gregory has written several other novels most of which belong to the genre of historical fiction Her most famous ones are The Other Boleyn Girl it s now a movie, too , The Red Queen , The White Queen , and many others.The book consists of 17 short stories No two stories are related instead they touch different aspects and fields of life The only thing common in these stories is the element of surprise and a plot twist towards the end.The short stories included some quite interesting ones while others were just mediocre ones with cliffhanger endings Here goes my review Bread and Chocolate A pious monk from a monastery, who makes finger licking good bread, is brought to a production house for making his infamous bread There he s seduced by his co host, who is an extremely sensuous woman with an expertise in making literally death by chocolate cake Coo ee A guest lecturer and a lively woman two people with natures that are poles apart meet on a cruise and began their adventures this one ends in a death The Favour This one is set in a historical period with all the ladies and lords and suitors and tournaments Lady Ygraine is torn between her love for David St Pierre, a knight of low status, and her duty towards her mother of marrying a noble lord Although she chooses to go with her hearts wishes but that s where the plot twist lies Theories About Men Stephanie believed that men are creatures of habit They cannot help but be unfaithful towards their wives However, being the creatures of habit, the habit of coming home to the same comfortable house in the familiar embrace if their wives ultimately wins over the charm of running around But a day comes when she had to put her theories to test this one s my most favourite Lady Emily s Swim An elderly woman, Lady Emily, joins a health club when her daughter, Margaret, buys her its subscription as a birthday present She completes 20 swimming laps regularly but what she s thinking about during those 20 laps is what s surprising The If Game two colleagues start playing the if game when they start flirting if you were my wife, if you were my mistress, if we lived together The only problem is that the guy just cannot stop playing the game even though he s married The Conjuring Trick Boy, was it creepy A couple wakes a dead beast who was runored to have killed his kids The couple got the story featured in a local TV channel which somehow woke the Beast The Garden Oh, the feminist are gonna love this one It features and oppressed and suppressed housewife with a control freak of a husband Read it till the end to bask in the glory of how she took her revenge The Playmate The story of love, trust and betrayal It showcases how having a mother prettier than you could be a pain for a plain girl Going Down River This one sent chills down my spine This is a story of a scientist who went to live with and learn the ways of an ancient, undocumented tribe He lived with the tribe for a year and at the end the Tribe arranged a grand festival for his departure The way he leaves will leave you in shock for a while, though The Visitor A happy go lucky tale for winter nights and Christmas This story has the typical Christmas stories vibe A young couple who has embraced the minimalistic lifestyle, and doesn t really celebrate Christmas, receives an unannounced guest.All in all, this book was a light, easy going and enjoyable read I may or may not reread it but I thoroughly loved it and had fun with my light reading.Until next time


  8. Jacqueline Jacqueline says:

    I m not a fan of short stories So at first I didn t enjoy this book, but then I realised that the author in each of her short stories was giving us a subtle message on life Clever woman I won t spoil it for you, but would encourage you to read it I have changed my mind on short stories


  9. Victoria Frow Victoria Frow says:

    Good An interesting selection of short stories all discussing the relationships between men and women especially those who are married and what happens in that marriage Trigger warning the chapter The Magic Box has scenes of self harm.


  10. Linn Paladino Linn Paladino says:

    Very nice and enjoyable stories One of the stories actually made me cry in public


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