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Fabulous Fanny Cradock

By Clive Ellis

9780750945455

ISBN: 9780750945455

Published: 01-09-2007


Fabulous Fanny Cradock

By Clive Ellis

ISBN: 9780750945455

Published: 01-09-2007

About This Book

While Fanny Cradock berated Margaret Thatcher for wearing ‘cheap shoes and clothes’, wrote off Eamonn Andrews as a ‘blundering amateur’, and famously was forced to apologise for insulting another TV cook, her cookery programmes - which she presented in evening gown, drop ear-rings, pearls, and thick make-up, booming orders to her partner Johnnie, a gentle, monocled stooge who was portrayed as an amiable drunk - were watched by millions. They were hugely influential: the Queen Mother told Fanny that they were ‘mainly responsible’ for the improvement in catering standards since the war; Keith Floyd declared that ‘she changed the whole nation’s cooking attitudes’; for Esther Rantzen ‘she created the cult of the TV chef’. Lavishly illustrated, this is a fun, entertaining portrait of this infamous woman.

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