4 Extra Debut. Artemis Cooper's biography of cookery writer Elizabeth David who first aspired to become an actor. Read by Helena Bonham Carter.
Cookery writer, Elizabeth David brought the light and tastes of the Mediterranean to post-war Britain.
Her private life was as passionate as her writing - but she first aspired to become an actor...
Helena Bonham Carter reads the first extract from Artemis Cooper's acclaimed biography of Elizabeth David (1913-1992).
Abridged by Sally Marmion.
Producer: Sarah Johnson
First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in 2000.
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