Writing At The Kitchen Table: The Authorized Biography Of Elizabeth David

Cooper, Artemis

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Elizabeth David was born into a upper-class family and pursued a rebellious and bohemian life as a student of art and then an actress in Paris, before running off with a married man to Greece and then settling in Cairo, where she worked for the British government. After the Second World War, she returned to England, where she was shocked by poor food into writing first articles, then books on Meditteranean cooking. A Book of Mediterranean Food was published in 1950, inspiring a cookery revolution, bringing new flavours and ingredients to the drab, post-war British diet. Over the next few years, David was to become a major influence on British cooking, yet her classic cookery books show little of the colourful personality behind the public persona. Artermis Cooper, in this refreshing biography, reveals an adventurous and uncompromising personality – a woman with a passion for food, life and men. This is the whole story: of her strong friendships, her failed marriage, tempestuous affairs and the greatest love of her life, told with extensive refererence to David’s private papers and letters.

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Publisher
Michael Joseph
Publisher City
London
Year
1991
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Cooper, Artemis
SKU
IYC132209
Categories
Condition
Near fine, 1st edition (1st printing), unclipped d/j (v.g. in protective sleeve), black boards, gilt spine titling bright; text block firm, pages unmarked but lightly sunned.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
364
ISBN
9780718142247