The Tasmanian Convict Recipe Book

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Bessie Baldwin, a farm girl from Kent, came at the age of 19 to London, where she she was hired by Thomas Edenwell, pastry cook and baker. When the boss refused her a one-penny weekly raise, she hit him with a rabbit pie and beat him about the head with the pie dish. Bessie was sentenced to VanDieman's Land for seven years. According to the captain of the transport vessel, Sir John Hamett, Surgeon Superintendent, ordered Bessie to his room at night. The watch heard an uproar in the surgeon's flat from which Sir John emerged with a massive cut over his right eye, just ahead of Bessie with a huge candlestick. Five years later, Sir John Franklin pardoned her and hired her as assistant pastry cook at Government House. She left Tasmania in 1849. Her recipes were copied by a Governess to a landed family. 60 pp.

Title: The Tasmanian Convict Recipe Book

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Categories: Cookbook,

Publisher: Hobart, Tasmania, Southern Holdings Pty. Ltd.: 1988

ISBN Number: 0-949089-10-9

ISBN Number 13: 9780949089106

Binding: Soft Cover, Stapled

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall

Seller ID: 012671

Keywords: Bessie. Thos. Edenwell. Sir John Hamett.