The Surprising Life Of Constance Spry by Sue ShephardThe Surprising Life Of Constance Spry by Sue Shephard

The Surprising Life Of Constance Spry

bySue Shephard

Paperback | May 6, 2011

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A riveting new biography - the first for thirty years - of the influential floral artist and founder of the Cordon Bleu cookery schoolFascinating ? to be eagerly devoured' Clarissa Dickson-Wright Most people today, if they have heard of her, associate Constance Spry with the cookery book bearing her name. But Connie was much, much more than the author of a bestselling cookery book. She was deeply unconventional, extremely charming and very determined; Spry's life took her from the back streets of Victorian Derby to running a hugely successful business as the florist of choice for the highest of high society, organizing the flowers for royal weddings and indeed for the Queen's coronation. She endured a violent first marriage, had a lesbian affair with a cross-dressing artist and was a pioneer for working women at a time when few women had careers. Sue Shephard tells her extraordinary story with insight, wit and flair. 'Riveting.' Jane Fearnley-Whittingstall 'Makes you fall utterly in love with its subject' New York Times Magazine 'Reveals with the greatest skill and sympathy an extraordinary person - complicated, driven, sometimes secretive but gifted and artistic to an nth degree. What a story.' Elizabeth Buchan
Sue Shephard is the author of Pickled, Potted and Canned: The Story of Food Preserving which won the André Simon Special Award and Seeds of Fortune. She lives in Bristol with her family.
Title:The Surprising Life Of Constance SpryFormat:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 7.83 × 8.08 × 0.97 inPublished:May 6, 2011Publisher:Pan MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0330544225

ISBN - 13:9780330544221

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