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Jack Monroe is a campaigner, food writer and activist, her first cookbook A Girl Called Jack, was a runaway bestseller.


The sequel Cooking on a Bootstrap makes budget food fun and delicious, with 118 incredible new recipes including Fluffy Berry Pancakes, Self-Love Stew, Marmite Mac ‘n’ Cheese and Hot Sardines with Herby Sauce.


About the Author

Jack Monroe was born in 1988 in Southend-on-Sea.


Jack was awarded the 2013 Fortnum and Mason Judges’ Choice Award for the impact that her blog, A Girl Called Jack, now named Cooking on a Bootstrap, has had. She is now a well-known campaigner against hunger and poverty in the UK, weekly recipe columnist for the Guardian, and winner of Women of the Year 2014.


She is author of the cookbooks A Girl Called Jack, A Year in 120 Recipes and Cooking on a Bootstrap.​

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