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  • Published: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405912853
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

Recipe For Life: The Autobiography

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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.

  • Pub date: 26 March 2014
  • ISBN: 9781405912853
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $26.00

About the Author

Mary Berry

Mary Berry is the nation's favourite baker and author of over 70 books, including the bestselling Mary Berry Cooks, Mary Berry's Absolute Favourites, Mary Berry At Home and Mary Berry’s Baking Bible. She was the much-loved judge on the BBC's The Great British Bake Off and has been teaching the nation to cook for over four decades.

Cordon Bleu trained in Paris, Mary began her career as a magazine cookery editor before publishing her first cookery book in 1966. Mary is also an AGA expert and taught AGA masterclasses for many years from her home with Lucy Young.

In 2009 Mary was awarded the highly coveted Guild of Food Writers Lifetime Achievement Award and in 2012 she was made a CBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours list.

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Praise for Recipe For Life: The Autobiography

“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”


“TV superstar. Style icon. Baking granny. Tough breadwinner”

The Times

“A treat to be savoured”


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