My Life as a Wife

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A 3-part serialisation in the "Daily Mail" has already been signed up for this memoir by the award-winning food writer. The subtitle "Love, Liquor & What To Do About The Other Women" ascribes to the back-story to her 40-year marriage to Nicholas Luard, co-founder of "Private Eye". It is a tale of happiness and despair, the highs and lows of family life, as well as reflecting the events and social circle they inhabited. Her first autobiography with recipes, was the bestseller "Family Life"; this is packed with anecdotes and household names, as well as being a moving personal story. 8pp b/w photos.
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ISBN-13: 9781857252279
ISBN-10: 1857252276
Pagini: 256
Ilustrații: 8pp b/w photos
Dimensiuni: 161 x 242 x 32 mm
Greutate: 0.67 kg
Editura: Timewell Press


ElisabethLuard has written many cookbooks and is a contributing editor to Waitrose Food Illustrated, a columnist for the Oldie and a regular contributor to various newspapers and magazines, including the Independent and the Scotsman.

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Elisabeth Luard is an award-winning food writer whose work includesEuropean Peasant Cookery (published in the US as The Old World Kitchen, a New York Times benchmark cookbook of the twentieth century), The Food of Spain and Portugal, European Festival Food, Sacred Food and The Latin American Kitchen. She has also written a couple of doorstopper novels including Emerald (WH Smith Thumping Good Read Award), and a trio of memoirs-with-recipes including Family Life (Guild of Food Writers’ Book of the Year 1997), and was awarded the Glenfiddich Trophy for Foodwriting in 2007.She contributes regularly to national newspapers and magazines including The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Country Living and The Oldie and is currently Director of The Oxford Symposium on Food & Cookery. She lives in west Wales.


Wonderfully wise and moving memoir ... This is a book suffused with love - of food, family, and of a clearly charismatic man. It is the story of a life with an epic sweep ... This is some woman; this is some life
A brilliantly funny yet moving memoir
Elisabeth Luard, serious contender for Greatest Living Food Writer ... writes books that are fiercely intelligent but without preachiness, deliciously pragmatic and laced with humour ... exploring food, family and grief with equal frankness
[Luard] joins a line of inspiring cooks who write about the everyday necessity of food as the ultimate refuge from the harsh reality of death
There are many things in the book to enjoy, not the least the recipes which accompany each chapter. Elisabeth's account of her childhood is amusingly dreadful and her portrait of Miriam Rothschild is a minor masterpiece
Luard calls this "a love story with flaws" and I admire her for not trying to put a rosy glow on what sounds like a difficult marriage
She writes movingly, too, of the death of her journalist daughter, Franscesca ... There is a lot of pain in My Life as a Wife, but overall it is a celebration of life, second nature to a professional cook and lover of food