Suet to Soufflé, an autobiography by Joyce Eleanor Horlock née Collingridge, is a remarkably honest account of her life. Horlock recalls her 88, well-lived, years in vivid detail,... More > carefully bringing into focus important people and places in her life and the lives of those closest to her. She effortlessly takes us on a journey through the everyday life of growing up above the family grocery shop in Battersea High Street in the 1930’s, recounts tales of being evacuated to the country during World War Two, recreates the excitement of meeting Clark Gable as a young woman about town in London, shares intimate details of her long marriage to Len and their sojourns in Paris and Brazil as well as the heartbreaking death of her granddaughter. If history is above all about people, this book shines above the rest as it is the everyday events that tell us most about ourselves. Everyone will find joy and insight in this most personal, still ongoing, of journeys.
Sue Buckley CBSNEWS journalist< Less