3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Historically interesting but overlong and uncritical.,
By A Customer
This review is from: Elizabeth David: A Biography. A Mediterranean Passion (Hardcover)
An astonishing life uncritically reviewed, by a fan with a habit of making unsupported statements. Lisa Chaney breathlessly attributes undeserved virtues and skills to the subject. As a piece of social documentary it deserves a permanent place in the history section instead. Lisa Chaney told me things about my own country's history, its attitudes to food and friendship and sex in the 30's and 40's that I had read nowhere else, but the author is too often starry eyed about a rude and demanding person to win more review crowns though.