Today, I’m delighted to welcome the wonderful Sue Barnard to the blog, with a post all about rationing during WWII, and the setting for her out-tomorrow novel, Finding Nina. There’s also a couple of recipes you might want to try…
MAKING DO AND PRETENDING
Finding Nina begins in November 1943, when World War Two was still at its height and the whole country was subject to stringent rationing. Rationing was introduced at the start of the war, to ensure that everyone, regardless of status or income, would receive an equal share of goods which were in limited or short supply.
Rations varied from month to month, depending on availability of individual items, but here’s the basic weekly ration per adult:
BACON & HAM: 4oz (100g).
MEAT: to the value of 1s 2d (equivalent to approximately £2.50 in today’s money). Obviously the cheaper the cut, the more your…
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