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Clarissa's England: A gamely gallop through the English counties

Clarissa Dickson Wright

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Memoirs, Prose: non-fiction, Travel writing

Clarissa Dickson Wright takes her personal journey around the different regions of England.

The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright 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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Praise for Clarissa's England: A gamely gallop through the English counties

  • 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

  • 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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Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright, formerly of Two Fat Ladies fame, has ten cookery books, one Food Anthology and an autobiography to her name. She starred with Johnny Scott in three series of Clarissa and the Countryman for BBC2 and they co-authored the bestselling The Game Cookbook and Sunday Roast. Her no-nonsense approach to food led to frequent media appearances and her outspoken and witty views won her many friends. She was a passionate supporter of rural life and pursuits. Sadly, Clarissa died aged 66 on Saturday 15th March 2014 at Edinburgh's Royal Infirmary. She will be greatly missed. Johnny Scott is a farmer, naturalist and historian and has written for many newspapers and magazines.

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