The Cook of Castamar (Paperback)

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The Cook of Castamar (Paperback)


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The Duke of Castamar was once a noble figure who played a crucial role in his family's royal council. But ever since his wife's tragic death, he's been living in mourning, forgoing his noble duties.

Clara, born into gentility but hard-up since the death of her beloved father, has taken to solitude in her grief, rarely leaving the confines of her beloved kitchen. But she must find a way to make a living, which is how she finds herself travelling to the Duke's great home to work in the kitchen...

Clara attempts to hide her secret skills, but when she's greeted by the chaos of the Castamar kitchens, she cannot resist performing a makeover – much to the disdain of formidable housekeeper Ursula.

And when the Duke learns of Clara's talents, he soon finds himself falling for her. Meanwhile, there are people masquerading as his friends who threaten to bring him down... In a world of royal duties, sordid affairs and complicated politics, will there be chance for the unlikely romance to blossom?

Fernando J. Múñez was born in Madrid in 1972 and developed a taste for writing from a very young age. He started work on his first novel at the age of 14 and his first film scripts at 18. After graduating with a degree in philosophy, he started his career as an advertising producer whilst directing his first short films and completed his training in cinematography in the United States. Since then he has published more than fifty books for children and young adults. In 2012 he directed the short film 'Las Nornas' ('The Norns') which was shown at the Alicante festival and the Semenci de Valladolid.

Product Details ISBN: 9781803285627
ISBN-10: 1803285621
Publisher: Apollo
Publication Date: January 14th, 2025
Pages: 608
Language: English

“The book that could inspire the Spanish Downton Abbey” —HuffPost

“A wonderful story told through the fascinating language of gastronomy” —María Dueñas

“Political intrigue, eroticism and the classic scent of the 18th century” —El Pais