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Updated: May 14, 2022

I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but Breadsong sounded too good to pass up and I'm so pleased I had the opportunity to read it - once I'd started, I couldn't stop! This warm, heartfelt memoir drew me in from beginning to end.

Breadsong follows a father and daughter whose lives were turned upside down my depression and anxiety, and who came out the other side thanks to understanding family, an amazing community and, of course, a lot of bread.

The memoir section switches between Kitty and X throughout, giving an interesting and emotional insight into the events from both sides. I learnt so much about bread, but I also laughed at the culinary craziness and adored the wonderful family who fill this book.

The recipe section at the back covers everything from novice bakes to tricky sourdough. I'm really looking forward to trying them out when I get the chance. Especially after checking the Orange Bakery out on Instagram and seeing how delicious everything looks. There's something amazing about reading the stories behind recipes and how they were chosen which makes them even more exciting.

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