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Recipe For Life

Recommended Price 
April 2014
About the book: 
From the moment she came into the world - two weeks early, throwing her parents' lives into disarray - Mary has gracefully but firmly done things her way. A love affair with cookery in her teens became a full-time career as one of our most prolific and best-loved cookery writers, and at nearly eighty a TV sensation on the Great British Bake Off. 
But as a working mother, at the heart of a busy household, Mary was also a woman ahead of her time: attempting to do and have it all. Hers is a life lived to the full, with its share of tragedy and joy. Above all, it is the inspiring story of a delightfully traditional but thoroughly modern woman.
'A woman who broke the mould of what the role of a wife and Mother should be. Mary serves up a satisfying tale of kitchen craft.' Daily Express
'As warm and irresistible as a freshly baked scone . . . an extraordinary life story.' Daily Mail
'The star of The Great British Bake Off has had one hell of a life, and shares it all here with huge wit and warmth.' Star 
'TV superstar. Style icon. Baking granny. Tough breadwinner.' The Times 
'A treat to be savoured.' Hello
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