September 2013 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.
Mary Berry’s journey to become the Nation’s favourite baker has been a long one. Starting in near tragedy she turned to cooking after a childhood bout of polio, this early decision leading her to demonstrating, teaching, food journalism, writing and then broadcasting and the Great British Bake Off which established her as a charming and knowledgeable cook who loves to teach by encouragement and example. You can expect the same charm in her writing, together with humour, joy and sadness, a great pleasure to read the life experience of such a modest and talented woman.
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This title has been heavily embargoed by the publisher until 12 September 2013. An extract will be unavailable to view at Lovereading until that date.
From Queen of Tarts to the nation's heart, Mary Berry shares her life story in this endearing autobiography. Mary Berry is our very favourite cookery writer and presenter. She has shared her skills, experience and tips through a varied and fascinating career, covering almost every aspect of cookery, for over sixty years. Yet few people know the professional and personal story behind her success. Now, in her inspiring, charming and life-affirming memoir, Mary tells us about her life, a life in some ways reassuringly ordinary, yet at the same time completely extraordinary. Her school days were not the happiest. Latin and Maths or domestic science were the option for her to take when she was 12 - domestic science was her choice and she had a dedicated teacher, Miss Date. She found her forte and has followed it every since. It is a life of juggling that working mums everywhere will recognise; the life of a giver, who has always tried to do the best and right thing; a life that inspires in its determination to achieve despite obstacles along the way; a life that proves that you really can be a style icon and at the pinnacle of your career in your 70s.
Publication date: 12/09/2013
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
|Publication date:||12th September 2013|
|Publisher:||Penguin Books Ltd|
|Genres:||Biography / Autobiography, Books of the Month, Cookery, Food and Drink, eBook Favourites,|
Mary Berry is well known as the author of more than sixty cookery books, including her bestselling Aga book. She has presented several television cookery series and is a judge on 'The Great British Bake Off'. She contributes to radio programmes and cookery magazines, and is loved for her practical and unfussy approach to preparing and serving food. She gives many demonstrations around the country and when at home loves being with her family and tending to her lovely garden, her other great passion. Mary Berry's favourite holiday boks are...The Shell Seekers - Rosamund PilcherShoes for Anthony - Emma ...More About Mary Berry