A bookworm as a child, Jenny Linford’s first ‘proper’ job was as a bookseller, working for Hatchards in those far-away, pre-computer days of stock cards, microfiche and using your memory. Her fascination with food (alright, then, greed) combined with a love of words, led her to take up food writing as a career. Her latest cookbook is The London Cookbook (Metro Publications), a celebration of London's cosmopolitan gastronomic scene, featuring recipes from both Jenny and assorted food-loving Londoners, interviews and food history. While reading widely, she finds herself particularly drawn towards books about natural history, children’s fiction and, of course, food. You can find out more on her website: www.jennylinford.com.