Long Ago In France: The Years In Dijon

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Simon and Schuster, Feb 15, 1992 - Biography & Autobiography - 159 pages
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From one of the most gifted writers of our time, a nostalgic account of France, replete with fascinating characters and memorable meals. In this very personal reminiscence, readers glimpse beautiful Dijon against the backdrop of between-the-wars Europe through the eyes, heart and stomach of a most wise and articulate woman.

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User Review  - GraceZ - LibraryThing

Three stars seems like too few to give this book, but the fact is that I liked it. I don't know if I would say that "I really liked it". This book was very description-heavy, which seems appropriate ... Read full review

LONG AGO IN FRANCE: The Years in Dijon

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

If you have read much of Fisher's earlier autobiographical jottings (Dubious Honors, 1988, etc.), you've probably heard about her blissful early years in France, newly married to her first husband and ... Read full review

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Born July 3, 1908, in Albion, Michigan, M.F.K Fisher was raised primarily in Whittier, California, where she enjoyed cooking meals for her family. Encouraged in literary pursuits by her parents, she combined her favorite pastimes-cooking and writing-and began writing about cooking as early as 1929 when she moved to Dijon, France, with her first husband, Alfred Fisher. Fisher was educated at Illinois College, Occidental College, the University of California at Los Angeles, and the University of Dijon. She has written under the names Mary Frances Parrish, Victoria Bern, and Victoria Berne. A prolific author, her work is primarily autobiography and memoir. Her long list of publications includes Dubious Honors (1988) and Stay Me, Oh Comfort Me: Journals and Stories, 1933-1945, (1993). She also contributed articles to widely known magazines, including the New Yorker, Vanity Fair, and Gourmet. Fisher died of Parkinson's disease on June 22, 1992, in Glen Ellen, California.

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