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    DescriptionClarissa was born into wealth and privilege, as a child, shooting and hunting were the norm and pigeons were flown in from Cairo for supper. Her mother was an Australian heiress, her father was a brilliant surgeon to the Royal family. But he was also a tyrannical and violent drunk who used to beat her and force her to eat carrots with slugs still clinging to them. Clarissa was determined and clever, though, and her ambition led her to a career in the law. At the age of 21, she was the youngest ever woman to be called to the Bar. Disaster struck when her adored mother died suddenly. It was to lead to a mind-numbing decade of wild over-indulgence. Rich from her inheritance, in the end Clarissa partied away her entire fortune. It was a long, hard road to recovery along which Clarissa finally faced her demons and turned to the one thing that had always brought her joy - cooking. Now at last she has found success, sobriety and peace. With the stark honesty and the brilliant wit we love her for, Clarissa recounts the tale of a life lived to extremes. A vivid and funny story, it is as moving as it is a cracking good read.


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    Title
    Spilling the Beans
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Clarissa Dickson Wright
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 336
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 255 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780340933893
    ISBN 10: 0340933895
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: WB
    B&T General Subject: 240
    BISAC V2.8: BIO022000, BIO005000
    DC22: 641.5092
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 08
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: HV5447 .D52 2008
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    Illustrations note
    2 x 8pp colour pictures
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Clarissa Dickson Wright found fame alongside Jennifer Paterson as one half of the much loved, TV cooking partnership Two Fat Ladies. She is the author of five cookery books including The Game Cookbook and, most recently, Sunday Roast, both with Johnny Scott. She is also a passionate supporter of the Countryside Alliance and of rural life and pursuits. She lives a little in London but mostly in Scotland.
    Review quote
    Packed with hilarious anecdotes, fizzing with energy, throbbing with pain, this has to be the autobiography of the year Daily Mail She packs her story with marvellous anecdotes Sunday Times This is a searing book, but also one with rays of good humour Country Life Extraordinary and occasionally heartbreaking story Belfast Telegraph Fascinating' 'An often funny, shocking and very honest read Active Life