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Clarissa's England: A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties [Hardcover]

Clarissa Dickson Wright
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Book Description

13 Sep 2012

The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright, one of the Two Fat Ladies and author of Spilling the Beans, takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth.

From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England.

In her cornucopia of local knowledge she reveals, for example, how Boudicca was the original Essex girl, that Lincolnshire has a coriander crop second only in size to India's, and just why a Cornish pasty should never contain carrots.

As much an entertaining narrative as it is a travel companion, Clarissa's England will amuse, enlighten, surprise and delight all those who read it.


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Product details

  • Hardcover: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (13 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1444729098
  • ISBN-13: 978-1444729092
  • Product Dimensions: 4.3 x 15.3 x 23.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,087 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Clarissa Dickson Wright found fame alongside Jennifer Paterson as one half of the much-loved TV cooking partnership Two Fat Ladies. She is the author of the bestselling memoirs Spilling the Beans and her latest, Rifling Through My Drawers, as well as many cookery books including Clarissa's Comfort Food and the soon to be published Potty - Clarissa's One Pot Cookbook. She is also a passionate supporter of the Countryside Alliance and of rural life and lives a little in London but mostly in Scotland.

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Review

An appetising, adventurous ramble around the country that's a book for any traveller, or simply an entertaining armchair companion (The Good Book Guide 2013)

Her engaging county-by-county ramble is seasoned with memories, snatches of poetry and salty opinion... The book's idiosyncratic historical detours are reminiscent of 1066 and All That (i)

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Bestselling author of Spilling the Beans, takes her personal journey around the different regions of England


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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hurrah! for Clarissa 12 Nov 2012
By chronos
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Once again one of my favourite writers and cooks has written a great book. A lovely gallop through England providing a potted history of each county with some good humour and the odd personal story thrown in. Cannot wait to see if Clarissa does London and oh what joy it would be if she turned her sights on Scotland. Buy the book. Be entertained. Laugh and enjoy.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A romping read 14 Dec 2012
By Maryap
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I had already read the book and loved it.Most informative, but the exuberance of the writing style is second to none.Hence my purchase as a gift.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Reading. 7 Feb 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
My wife loves Clarissa's books,always say's they are a great read,prefers these types of books
in preference to her cook books.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars if not strictly a review why bother! 23 Sep 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Just be thankful you can gallop off the ferry into Hampshire from the Isle of Wight-one day you might need to especially if you try going to festivals! Five stars just to put the record straight and I like the cut of Clarissa's jib
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Clarissa's England 9 Oct 2012
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I found this book a fascinating read. I am a fan of Clarissa, I enjoy her style of writing and her humor. The history of the counties is most interesting, especially for a regular visitor to England with a fascination for all the areas. She does not profess to be an historian and so in writing the book she selects various pieces of interest which broaden the reader's knowledge an interest. I give the book a salute.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful lady who did a lot for country folk 14 July 2014
By sarahem
Format:Paperback
What a marvellous writer. Sadly now gone.
Her outlook on life and all it held for her was pragmatic and sensible.
Wonderful lady who did a lot for country folk, this book makes very interesting reading!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Glorious England 3 May 2014
By Zippo
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Fascinating book by a wonderful knowledgable lady. If you want to be really English read this and learn the basic facts
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5.0 out of 5 stars An enjoyable read. 24 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
What a shame we won't be given the opportunity of reading any more by Miss Dickson Wright at her best.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars As full of brio as ever.
I always enjoy a read of Clarissa. Well written, witty, well informed and full of opinion (whether you agree with it or not) - a joyful romp through England. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Captionator
5.0 out of 5 stars fab
This is as much a history book as a foodie book, but none the less for that. A wonderful romp
Published 3 months ago by Ms. P. E. Ennis
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old Clarissa!
This is to some extent just what you would expect from Clarissa, honest and down to earth review of what makes each bit of England unique, and in more than just a culinary sense. Read more
Published 5 months ago by Dave, Leicester
5.0 out of 5 stars Clarissa Comes Through Again!
Clarissa brings the beauty of Britain alive with her latest work. The beauty of her beloved England is evident throughout the book. Read more
Published 6 months ago by In Love WIth Jesus
4.0 out of 5 stars Clarissa's England
We didn't find this volume to be quite as interesting as some previous ones. However it was still well worth a read as this lady has
led an varied and interesting life.
Published 6 months ago by bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
This book is a must for anyone who will be traveling to England in the near future, or anytime for that matter. Enjoy!
Published 8 months ago by Betty G. Franks
1.0 out of 5 stars Clarissa's Take on English History
Boring read. I would recommend a proper history book or a traveler's journal. This was neither. It was also not insightful or entertaining.
Published 10 months ago by duzinga
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Book
A brilliant read and well written.
A nice mix between history and Clarissa's thoughts on what is good or bad about the areas included.
Overall, a good choice
Published 17 months ago by Ray
4.0 out of 5 stars Good Holiday Reading
An easy reading book, with some interesting facts about the counties of England as Clarissa works her way around the Country county by county. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Eric Harding
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