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by Dickson Wright, Clarissa

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TitleSpilling the beans
Author / Responsible partyDickson Wright, Clarissa
TopicsAutobiography. Women cooks. Adult children of alcoholics. Adult child abuse victims. Great Britain.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd. [Association for the Blind of WA]


Clarissa was born into privilege and as a child, shooting and hunting were the norm - Her mother was an Australian heiress, her father was a surgeon to the Royal family - but he was also a tyrannical and violent drunk - Clarissa was determined and clever, and her ambition led her to a career in the law - At 21, she was the youngest ever woman to be called to the Bar - The death of her adored mother led to a decade of over-indulgence. Rich from her inheritance, in the end Clarissa had partied away her entire fortune. It was a long road to recovery along which Clarissa faced her demons and turned to the one thing that had always brought her joy - cooking. With stark honesty and brilliant wit, Clarissa recounts the tale of a life lived to extremes.

Additional Information

System control numberS13196
Original Print Publisher2007
NarratorClarissa Dickson Wright.
Narrator NameClarissa Dickson Wright.
Participant or performer noteClarissa Dickson Wright.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator