• Egg and Soldiers

  • A Childhood Memoir (with Postcards from the Present) by Damien Trench
  • By: Miles Jupp
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp
  • Length: 6 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 09-07-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Headline
  • 5.0 (1 rating)

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A charming childhood memoir (with postcards from the present) from food writer Damien Trench, protagonist of BBC Radio 4's critically acclaimed sitcom In and Out of the Kitchen, as told to News Quiz presenter and star of Rev, Miles Jupp.

'I have just had one of those absolutely mad mornings when you go out to have a browse at tagines and end up coming home with a brand-new gas ring expander. I think I was probably as surprised as anybody. Sometimes life is just like that, isn't it?'

Award-winning food writer Damien Trench takes you on a journey through his childhood and his early inspirations - culinary and otherwise - with occasional diversions to the present.

©2017 Miles Jupp (P)2017 Headline Audiobooks

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  • S. Donohue
  • 09-15-17

Just brilliant like catching up with an old friend

If like me you loved in and out of the kitchen then you will love this. I binge listened in just 2 days. If you have not listened to in and out of the kitchen I do think it's needed first. There is no massive storyline it's just Damien plodding along telling the listener random tales and going off at many tangents indeed. Hope there is a second one

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  • Kitty Cat
  • 09-10-17

Very very good.

If you enjoyed In and Out of the Kitchen as much as I did then this is very much for you. I both laughed out loud and was deeply touched in parts, Miles Jupp has created some thing great in Damien Trench and I hope for much more from both of them.

Quite simply brilliant, five stars

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-11-17

Loved it

I truly adored listening to this book. It took me a short while to get used to not hearing all the characters from 'In and out of the kitchen' but as soon as I did, I was fully immersed in Damian's life as told by Damian himself. Wonderful book and I hope there is a sequel.

NB: Miles Jupp, if you read this review, I beg you to release series 4 of In and out of the Kitchen on Audible......Please......

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  • Inv1
  • 10-02-17

Good but not great

Solid and gently witty with Miles giving his trademark Damien performance. Not as good as In and Out of the Kitchen though, as you quickly realise that Damien needs the rest of the ensemble to bounce off (and also to dilute his pomposity). That said, I enjoyed it a lot and it makes a perfect accompaniment to cooking the Sunday lunch 😀

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  • Maid Marian
  • 11-01-17

Miles Jupp at his best

Just as good as ‘In and out of the Kitchen’. I did think he’d toned down the character of Damien Trench though, but still funny all the same. Glad to see there were a selection of recipes included. I think you need to have listened to ‘In and out of the Kitchen’ to appreciate this book. I do hope there’s a sequel!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 12-03-17

looking forward to the next one

great fun. hope we get the next book soon. always lovely to listen to Miles Jupp narratiing .

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  • Dickie Armstrong
  • 10-22-17

Just marvellous

I could listen to Juppy read out the yellow pages. Beautiful, warm spirited comedy. Lovely.

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  • SarahLM
  • 10-18-17

Absolutely lovely

Damien Trench is adorable, completely unselfaware individual. I laughed out loud at some parts of his memoir and Miles Jupp's narration was just perfect.

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  • MigratingFishSwim
  • 10-08-17

Funny and touching

More of the wonderfully observed Damian Trench. I couldn't stop listening, and hope there will be a volume 2.

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  • Nigel
  • 09-10-17

Cleverly written, brilliantly told

Along the lines of Steven Toast, Alan Partridge and Count Arthur Strong, Damien Trench is a ‘fictional’ food writer.

To get maximum enjoyment you really need to have listened to the BBC Radio 4 show ‘In and Out of the Kitchen’ which follows the life of Damien Trench; Series 1+2+3 are all available on Audible for just 1 credit.

Told with such believability it is hard to remember that Damien Trench is simply conjured from the brain of Miles Jupp.

Would have preferred the narration just a tad slower as the pace is quite fast - luckily you can adjust the speed via Audible's Android app.

Hopefully series 4 of 'In and Out of the Kitchen' becomes available on Audible v.soon.

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