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Clarissa's England A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties by Clarissa Dickson Wright
  

Clarissa's England A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties

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The bestselling author of Spilling the Beans, takes her personal journey around the different regions of England. 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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Clarissa's England A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties by Clarissa Dickson Wright

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.

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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 *


About the Author

Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Dickson Wright, formerly of ‘Two Fat Ladies’ fame, has nine cookery books, one Food Anthology and two autobiographies to her name. She co-authored the bestselling The Game Cookbook, A Greener Life and Sunday Roast for Kyle Books.

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Book Info

Publication date

11th September 2012

Author

Clarissa Dickson Wright

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Publisher

Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Travel
Biography / Autobiography

The countryside, country life

ISBN

9781444729092

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