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5.0 out of 5 stars A great one for new readers, 4 April 2011
This review is from: A Taste of the Sun (Penguin Great Food) (Mass Market Paperback)
As the owner of practically every word the great Elisabeth David wrote I will not be buying this book -- after all, she is hardly likely to be writing anything new.

That said, I would highly recommend it to anyone who has never ready anything by David. She is by far the most interesting food writer of the 20th Century -- when decorated by the Queen for her work, upon being asked what she did, she modestly replied "I write cookery books, Ma'am" - an understatement if there ever was one! Apparently the Queen's reply was "how useful" Again, a bit of an understatement!

This would make a superb introduction into her writing -- from the product description it sounds like an anthology of pieces from her other books. This should have new readers flocking to the bookshops -- or their computers -- to snap up all they can find by Elisabeth David. Just thinking about her makes me want to turn around and pick up a book from the shelf behind me to plan tonights' supper.
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Initial post: 3 May 2011 06:26:54 BDT
WG says:
Given that the "reviewer" has not bought the book (and is not going to), this is not so much a review as a somewhat patronising exercise in self-congratulation ("I've already got all her books").

In reply to an earlier post on 11 Jul 2011 16:06:42 BDT
Boo Radley says:
Actually, I appreciate the comment. I'm not well acquainted with Elizabeth David's writing, so it's helpful to know that some who IS feels this compilation would be worthwhile for beginners. I don't see it as self-congratulatory.

Posted on 25 Sep 2011 15:38:42 BDT
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