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    Spilling the Beans (CD-Audio) By (author) Clarissa Dickson Wright

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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. Then 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 had 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: CD-Audio
    Width: 127 mm
    Height: 142 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 104 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781844565658
    ISBN 10: 1844565653
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBKE
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: WBA
    DC22: 641.5092
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51600
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000
    BIC subject category V2: 1DBKE, 3JH
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Hodder & Stoughton General Division
    Imprint name
    Hodder & Stoughton Audio Books
    Publication date
    06 September 2007
    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
    Acclaim for Clarissa Dickson Wright's own reading of her autobiography on audio: 'Has lingered in my mind since I heard her voice crack with emotion, then firm up with doughy panache ... hilarious and moving' The Times 'A strange and stunning autobiography. Clarissa Dickson Wright reads with vivid detachment' Literary Review