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On 30 May 1940, Winston Churchill’s daughter Mary recorded in her diary: “The evacuation of Dunkirk. Dinner with Shirley.” That diary entry isn’t a bad summary of the organising principle of this book: the juxtaposition of momentous national events with the domestic particulars of eating. Gray has used the life of Georgina Landemare, the Churchills’

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