Recommended by Tanya Scoon
I’m always a sucker for an intriguing title and I love Queen Mary, the unflappable doyen of cooks and bakers the UK over, so this mix was a winning recipe for me, and I wasn’t disappointed.
Marie Dunwoody is a happily-married mother-of-three with a dental practice of her own, who wants for little in life. But one thing does leave her feeling flat – she can’t bake for peanuts.
Each year at the school summer fete the other mums turn their noses up at her “creations” and she’s had enough.
While sifting through the second hand bookstall she chances upon a Mary Berry cookbook and resolves her destiny is about to change.
Meanwhile her beloved family are experiencing difficulties of their own, with her hubby’s job in danger and her teenage son even more withdrawn than usual.
Marie turns to Mary Berry for help – with some interesting results!
This is a funny and poignant mix of a read that won’t fail to raise your spirits.