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Recommended Reads: The Saffron Kitchen by Yasmin Crowther

Written by Chris Routledge, 1st October 2009

by John Flamson, Director of Strategic Partnerships & Development, University of Liverpool.

I read this book recently, after being advised to get in touch with my feminine side(!). The Saffron Kitchen (2006) by Yasmin Crowther, is a tale of an Anglo-Iranian household, one woman’s journey and the impact on those around her.

It has a slow-burn pace but like a good symphony, leads you somewhere. And that somewhere for me was a renewed understanding of the enduring need to belong and the agony as well as the glory of being generous of spirit. Not bad for someone who received it reluctantly from someone who dubbed it as ‘a woman’s read’!

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