Dees choice for this weeks "This is..." was not just a favourite book but "My unconditional, passionately loved and favourite book". She also wrote: "Show me your bookshelf and I will tell you who you are." So I guess the title of my favourite book sums me up:
Though I've always read a lot of fiction, this is the book that I have picked up at least twice a week since I was seventeen. Rose Elliot's "Cheap and Easy" is full of simple, cheap recipes. This is the book that taught me to make pastry, how to shop and cook economically and the joy of stewed fruit. This book underpins my whole philosophy of life: why spend any more money than you have to? This book has been a vital companion throughout my adult life, that's why it's my favourite ... and it's got a hilarious title.