'Whether Leith is talking about business, personal tragedy or her accidental attendance at an orgy, her tone is no-nonsense ... contains some hilarious vignettes' Observer.
'this book is like a jolly montage from a wholesome family movie ... a joyful story rather than a self-pitying one' Mail on Sunday.
'what a terrific tale it is - of a South African girl who could stand the heat and made the kitchen into a remarkable career' Telegraph.
'a searingly honest memoir ... much to entertain' Independent on Sunday.
'this heart-warming story must be one of her finest moments ... You'll devour it' P&O Magazine.
'an interesting and entertaining autobiography' Scottish Home and Country.
'Honest and well-written ... a revelation ... A perfectly blended mix of humour, emotion, love and reflection, Leith has served up a tasty dish' Daily Mail.
'Writing honestly about her career as well as her upbringing in apartheid South Africa and her longing for a family, Prue shows that life is what you make it' Daily Express.
'Her racy memoir pulls no punches' Sunday Telegraph.
From the Inside Flap
Prue Leith describes herself as greedy in all senses of the word. Cook, caterer, restaurateur, food writer, journalist, novelist, businesswoman, teacher, television presenter, charity worker, lover, wife and mother, she has certainly been greedy for life. Born in South Africa, the daughter of a well-known actress, Prue came to London in the early sixties, set up a successful catering company, and later opened Leith's Restaurant, a food lovers' oasis in London's then gastronomic desert. By the mid-seventies she was a regular food columnist on the Daily Mail, had published several cookbooks and opened Leith's School of Food and Wine. But it wasn't all work. For thirteen years she had a secret affair with the married man who was to be her husband for another twenty-five years. She writes movingly of the anguish for both families; of her longing for children; the birth of her son, Daniel, and the adoption of her daughter, Li-Da. Prue writes as she has lived, with relish, humour and honesty. Whether she is running her own businesses or sitting on the boards of public companies; founding charities or leading institutions, her down-to-earth attitude to triumph and disaster is an inspiration.
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