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Himmler’s Cook

Franz-Olivier Giesbert

RRP: £8.99

7 April 2016

Published by Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781782394143

Aged 105, Rose has endured more than her fair share of hardships: the Armenian genocide, the Nazi regime, and the delirium of Maoism. Yet somehow, despite all the suffering, Rose never loses her joie de vivre. As she looks back over her long life – one of survival and, sometimes, one of retribution – she recalls those unique experiences that added such spice to her life, whether it was being a confidante to Hitler, a friend to Simone de Beauvoir or cooking for Heinrich Himmler.

REVIEWS

A novel as excessive as it is joyful
L'Express

It reads like savouring a good meal... A joyful tale
La Croix

A stampeding cookery story that is truly rich in flavour
L'Humanité