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Cinnamon and Gunpowder - A Novel

Eli Brown

A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade-with the best food ever served aboard a pirate's ship The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. To appease the red-haired captain, Wedgwood gets cracking with the meager supplies on board. His first triumph at sea is actual bread, made from a sourdough starter that he leavens in a tin under his shirt throughout a roaring battle, as men are cutlassed all around him. Soon he's making tea-smoked eel and brewing pineapple-banana cider. But Mabbot-who exerts a curious draw on the chef-is under siege. Hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur hidden on her ship, she pushes her crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. As Wedgwood begins to sense a method to Mabbot's madness, he must rely on the bizarre crewmembers he once feared: Mr. Apples, the fearsome giant who loves to knit; Feng and Bai, martial arts masters sworn to defend their captain; and Joshua, the deaf cabin boy who becomes the son Wedgwood never had. Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a swashbuckling epicure's adventure simmered over a surprisingly touching love story-with a dash of the strangest, most delightful cookbook never written. Eli Brown has crafted a uniquely entertaining novel full of adventure: the Scheherazade story turned on its head, at sea, with food. An NPR Best Book of 2013

A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade-with the best food ever served aboard a pirate's ship The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. To appease the red-haired captain, Wedgwood gets cracking with the meager supplies on board. His first triumph at sea is actual bread, made from a sourdough starter that he leavens in a tin under his shirt throughout a roaring battle, as men are cutlassed all around him. Soon he's making tea-smoked eel and brewing pineapple-banana cider. But Mabbot-who exerts a curious draw on the chef-is under siege. Hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur hidden on her ship, she pushes her crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. As Wedgwood begins to sense a method to Mabbot's madness, he must rely on the bizarre crewmembers he once feared: Mr. Apples, the fearsome giant who loves to knit; Feng and Bai, martial arts masters sworn to defend their captain; and Joshua, the deaf cabin boy who becomes the son Wedgwood never had. Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a swashbuckling epicure's adventure simmered over a surprisingly touching love story-with a dash of the strangest, most delightful cookbook never written. Eli Brown has crafted a uniquely entertaining novel full of adventure: the Scheherazade story turned on its head, at sea, with food. An NPR Best Book of 2013
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A gripping adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade-with the best food ever served aboard a pirate's ship The year is 1819, and the renowned chef Owen Wedgwood has been kidnapped by the ruthless pirate Mad Hannah Mabbot. He will be spared, she tells him, as long as he puts exquisite food in front of her every Sunday without fail. To appease the red-haired captain, Wedgwood gets cracking with the meager supplies on board. His first triumph at sea is actual bread, made from a sourdough starter that he leavens in a tin under his shirt throughout a roaring battle, as men are cutlassed all around him. Soon he's making tea-smoked eel and brewing pineapple-banana cider. But Mabbot-who exerts a curious draw on the chef-is under siege. Hunted by a deadly privateer and plagued by a saboteur hidden on her ship, she pushes her crew past exhaustion in her search for the notorious Brass Fox. As Wedgwood begins to sense a method to Mabbot's madness, he must rely on the bizarre crewmembers he once feared: Mr. Apples, the fearsome giant who loves to knit; Feng and Bai, martial arts masters sworn to defend their captain; and Joshua, the deaf cabin boy who becomes the son Wedgwood never had. Cinnamon and Gunpowder is a swashbuckling epicure's adventure simmered over a surprisingly touching love story-with a dash of the strangest, most delightful cookbook never written. Eli Brown has crafted a uniquely entertaining novel full of adventure: the Scheherazade story turned on its head, at sea, with food. An NPR Best Book of 2013

Language:

English

Narrators:

James Langton

Length:

11h 50m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:21


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

17:17


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

21:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:51


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

37:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

25:20


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:53


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

19:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:09


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

34:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

39:07


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

30:23


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

19:59


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

14:13


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:08


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:21


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:34


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

24:27


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

22:53


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:52


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

16:36


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

23:51


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

34:13


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:08


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

33:51


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

38:38


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

23:44


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

07:11


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

00:36