Clarissa, who died in 2014 at the age of 66, was born into considerable wealth and privilege. 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. However, Clarissa was determined and clever, thus 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 but disaster struck when her adored mother died suddenly, which 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 and 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. Latterly she found success, sobriety and peace. With the stark honesty and the brilliant wit for which her fans admired her, here is recounted the tale of a life lived to extremes. A vivid and funny story, it is as moving as it is a cracking good read.
Apart from a little age toning to the leading text block edge the book and dust jacket are in very good ++ condition.
There is a signed dedication on the title page: "To Diana Have fun with this Keep Faith Clarissa Dickson Wright"