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    Under a Mackerel Sky (Ebury Press) (Paperback) By (author) Rick Stein

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    Description'All men should strive to learn before they die what they are running from, and to, and why.' Rick Stein's childhood in 1950s rural Oxfordshire and North Cornwall was idyllic. His parents were charming and gregarious, their five children much-loved and given freedom typical of the time. As he grew older, the holidays were filled with loud and lively parties in his parents' Cornish barn. But ever-present was the unpredicatible mood of his bipolar father, with Rick frequently the focus of his anger and sadness. When Rick was 18 his father killed himself. Emotionally adrift, Rick left for Australia, carrying a suitcase stamped with his father's initials. Manual labour in the outback followed by adventures in America and Mexico toughened up the naive public schoolboy, but at heart he was still lost and unsure what to do with his life. Eventually, Cornwall called him home. From the entrepreneurial days of his mobile disco, the Purple Tiger, to his first, unlikely unlikely nightclub where much of the time was spent breaking up drink-fuelled fights, Rick charts his personal journey in a way that is both wry and perceptive; engaging and witty. It is shortlisted for the Specsavers National Book Awards 2013.


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    Title
    Under a Mackerel Sky
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Rick Stein
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 202 mm
    Thickness: 16 mm
    Weight: 260 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780091949914
    ISBN 10: 0091949912
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JM, 3JJP
    BIC subject category V2: BGA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DBK
    LC classification: CT
    B&T General Subject: 170
    Ingram Subject Code: BA
    BIC subject category V2: WB
    Abridged Dewey: 920
    Libri: ENGM1075
    DC22: 641.5092
    BISAC V2.8: CKB041000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 24510
    BISAC V2.8: CKB000000
    Libri: KOCH3089
    BISAC V2.8: BIO000000
    DC23: 641.5092
    Thema V1.0: WB, DNBA
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MPQ
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1DDU
    Thema time period qualifier V1.0: 3MR
    Illustrations note
    illustrations (black and white, and colour)
    Publisher
    Ebury Press
    Imprint name
    Ebury Press
    Publication date
    01 September 2014
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Rick Stein's passion for using good-quality local produce and his talent for creating delicious flavour combinations in his books and restaurants have won him a host of awards, accolades and fans. As well as presenting a number of television series, he has published many best-selling cookery books, including French Odyssey, Coast to Coast, Far Eastern Odyssey and Rick Stein's Spain. Rick is a firm supporter of sustainable fishing techniques and farming, which he strives to maintain in Padstow, Cornwall, where he runs an acclaimed restaurant and a seafood cookery school, as well as a delicatessen, patisserie and hotel. In 2003 Rick was awarded an OBE for services to West Country tourism. He divides his time between Padstow and Australia, which he regards as his second home. Rick and his wife Sarah are co-owners of Rick Stein at Bannisters, Mollymook, NSW.
    Review quote
    "Although it focuses primarily on Stein's earlier years, the memoir also suggests an older man's ongoing wonder about the world in which he lives, the dish he is tasting, the village cafes he visits, the fish he has caught. It's pure Stein, and pure magic." --"The Weekly Review"