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Box of Beans (Book & CD) [Audiobook] [Audio CD]

Clarissa Dickson Wright
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  • Audio CD
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1844567982
  • ISBN-13: 978-1844567980
  • Product Dimensions: 20 x 13.4 x 3.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 44,378 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Product Description

Published in 2007, this Hodder & Stoughton boxset includes the book 'Spilling the Beans' (pbk) and an audiobook (2 CDs, 2 hours of listening time). About the book: Clarissa 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. 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 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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4.0 out of 5 stars A good listen 12 Jan 2014
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Perfect for a long journey in the car. She's lead quite a life, fast, drink fueled, talented and a waste of some parts of her life.
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5.0 out of 5 stars amazing woman 5 Dec 2012
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i read the book when it first was published and did nothing for 2 days until i`d finished it.when i saw it was on cd read by the authoress, i had to have it. i have since bought 3 more copies to give to friends at christmas.it is a perfect collection in word written and spoken. thank you clarissa.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Audio Book 9 April 2014
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It was a shame there were only 2 discs, as I would have happily listened to more. Clarissa has led a very interesting life and has an easy delivery when narrating. I would recommend this highly.

Shame to have lost her last her last month. Heaven has just gained a brilliant cook!
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