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Hannah Glasse is the most famous of all eighteenth-century cookery writers—that is, her best-known text became almost universally known, while the facts about her life remained until recently unknown.
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By 28 March 1708 Hannah Allgood (later HG) was born in Greville Street, Hatton Garden, London, apparently the eldest child in her family. Bibliographic Citation link.
By November 1745 By this month HG was both working on the book that became her famous Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy, and soliciting subscribers for it. Bibliographic Citation link.
16 August 1746 HG published, by subscription and as 'a Lady', The Art of Cookery made Plain and Easy. Bibliographic Citation link.
29 October 1754 The copyright of HG's cookery book, which she had retained at publication, was bought by a publishers' conger or temporary conglomerate headed by Andrew Miller. Bibliographic Citation link.
1760 HG issued by subscription The Servant's Directory; or, House-Keeper's Companion; again she published "for the author", keeping possession of the copyright. Bibliographic Citation link.
1 September 1770 HG died in London: the few and scanty printed reports of her death identified her as the sister of her successful brother. Bibliographic Citation link.
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