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Presenter Author Category: 2016
With her grandmother the society beauty Dame Gladys Cooper, and her father the renowned actor Robert Morley, Annabel Morley was always going to lead an extraordinary life.
Annabel’s memoir, The Icing on the Cake, evokes an English childhood from a bygone era. She brings back to life the magic and charm of growing up in a bohemian artistic and quintessentially English family. The Icing on the Cake features unpublished photographs of the Morley lives, private letters and personal memories, including her travels to Sydney, Venice and Hollywood during the glamorous 1940s and 50s.
The book displays how Annabel’s passion for the theatre is also matched by her love of food and family. The book includes recipes served at family get togethers on both sides of the word.
Annabel’s childhood included many wonderful events and she was often surrounded by theatre greats and other personalities including Vivien Lee, Lawrence Olivier and Spencer Tracy. Annabel recounts these times with wit and affection.