A Taste of Love PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

A Taste of Love free pdf 'I have starved in some of the most beautiful places in the world ...' The Irish Times food writer Theodora FitzGibbon's bohemian appetite for love, pleasure, good food and adventure took her all over the globe until she died, in Dublin, in 1991. Her two-volume autobiography reveals a life fully lived: the names she used before settling on 'Theodora'- the cookery lessons given to her by the former Queen Natalie of Serbia- the 1920s childhood spent on food-chomping travels with her rakish naval officer father in Europe, the Middle East and India. Paris in the 1930s was home to Theodora's struggles to maintain an independent life as a young actress, where she began an affair with photographer Peter Rose Pulham and kept company with Balthus, Cocteau, Dali and Picasso. She escaped wartime Paris to live in London during the Blitz and was friendly with Dylan and Caitlin Thomas, Augustus John, Francis Bacon, Shane Leslie and Soviet spy Donald Maclean. She adopted Gwladys the penguin and Mouche the poodle. She married Irish-American writer Constantine FitzGibbon in 1944 and divorced him fifteen famously stormy years later. In 1960 she married George Morrison, the film maker and archivist, and they lived together in Dalkey in the house with the 'sea at the bottom of the garden'. Be enthralled by the fascinating story behind the woman who broadened the culinary horizons of many people in Ireland and beyond. In this highly entertaining memoir, discover the sights, sounds and tastes of Theodora FitzGibbon - food writer, adventurer and thoroughly modern woman. 'Theodora FitzGibbon was the most extraordinary woman. If you read her autobiography you realise how many lives she led. And in fact how many people she was all rolled into one.' Maeve Binchy 'Oh to live a day in the life of Theodora FitzGibbon' - The Irish Times Magazine 'Long before Nigella Lawson or Mary Berry, there was Theodora FitzGibbon, model, actress, author and muse.' - Emily Hourican, Sunday Independent 'I can't recommend this book enough. It's part Austen, part Mitford and yet completely Theodora. What a dame.' - Domin Kemp, The Irish Times

About Theodora FitzGibbon

Theodora FitzGibbon was born in London and educated in England and France. She was the author of more than thirty books, most of which were about food, and included her encyclopaedic The Food of the Western World, which took her fifteen years to complete and covered some thirty-four countries and thirty-two languages. Probably her best-known book is A Taste of Ireland. Her Saturday column in The Irish Times, which appeared for twenty years and became as legendary as everything else about her, was witty, pithy, filled with extra-curricular food knowledge and as avidly talked about as it was read. She had an unfailing instinct for putting both recipes and sentences together, and knew more than anyone how to be entertaining while doing both. She published two volumes of autobiography, With Love in 1982 and Love Lies a Loss in 1985, which are combined in the new publication A Taste of Love. She died in 1991.

Details Book

Author : Theodora FitzGibbon
Publisher : Gill
Data Published : 27 March 2015
ISBN : 0717166864
EAN : 9780717166862
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 304 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews A Taste of Love

17 Comments Add a comment

Related eBooks Download

  • The Pleasures of the Table free pdfThe Pleasures of the Table

    Theodora FitzGibbon's column in The Irish Times was once essential reading for anyone with an interest in cookery. Infused with wit. a lust for life. and a genuine love of good food..

  • The Aunt's Story free pdfThe Aunt's Story

    From Australia's first Nobel Prize-winning author. With the death of her mother. middle-aged Theodora Goodman contemplates the desert of her life. Freed from the trammels of convention..

  • The Ugly Duchess free pdfThe Ugly Duchess

    Theodora Saxby is the last woman anyone expects the gorgeous James Ryburn. heir to the Duchy of Ashbrook. to marry. But after a romantic proposal before the prince himself..

  • At the Bay free pdfAt the Bay

    "South Africa. 1900: the British Empire wages a bloody war on the small independent Boer republics to the north of the Cape Colony. Theodora Villiers and her partner Lily Wood travel from their home in the small village of Straateind..

  • The Book of One Hundred Truths free pdfThe Book of One Hundred Truths

    "I should probably mention something right now before this story goes any further: my name is Theodora Grumman. and I am a liar."
    It's hard for Thea to write four truths a day in the notebook her mother gave her for the summer..

  • A Taste of Love free pdfA Taste of Love

    Download An Ebook. 'I have starved in some of the most beautiful places in the world ...' The Irish Times food writer Theodora FitzGibbon's bohemian appetite for love, pleasure, good food and adventur