Elizabeth David was a very private person yet her cookery skills and recipes are legendary. She learned about Mediterranean cookery when trapped in Greece during the Second World War. On her return to the U.K she found English food very dispiriting so set about creating a Mediterranean repertoire and the rest as they say is history. This book is not only about her food but her very private life and the friends she made along the way. Artemis Cooper is a very well established author but given her genes it is not surprising, her Father was John Julius Norwich and her Grandparents Diana and Duff Cooper.