Clarissa was born into privilege and as a child, shooting and hunting were the norm. Her mother was an Australian heiress, her father was a surgeon to the Royal family – but he was also a tyrannical and violent drunk. Clarissa was determined and clever, and her ambition led her to a career in the law. At 21, she was the youngest ever woman to be called to the Bar. The death of her adored mother lead to a decade of overindulgence. Rich from her inheritance, in the end Clarissa had partied away her entire fortune. It was a long road to recovery along which Clarissa faced her demons and turned to the one thing that had always brought her joy – cooking. With stark honesty and brilliant wit, Clarissa recounts the tale of a life lived to extremes.
Clarissa was born into privilege and as a child, shooting and hunting were the norm.
Clarissa, Cookery, Food, Biography, Complete, Unabridged
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