British television viewers may recall a wonderful series, Two Fat Ladies, which featured two cooks – Jennifer Paterson and Clarissa Dickson Wright. Paterson died some years ago, and Clarissa Dickson Wright died recently at the age of 66. A remarkable woman, she trained as a lawyer and became the youngest woman ever to be called to the Bar.
Her full name was:
Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright
In my book Buchanan’s Dictionary of Quotations for right-minded people I included one quotation from her, from an interview in the Mail on Sunday, in 2000:
The feminist movement seems to have beaten the manners out of men, but I didn’t see them put up a lot of resistance.
Last week Quentin Letts wrote a wonderful tribute to this fine woman in the Daily Mail. Enjoy: