In memory of Clarissa Dickson Wright

In memory of Clarissa Dickson Wright

After reading scores of tributes to the wonderful Clarissa Dickson Wright, who died last week, I was stunned to discover that my daughter and her friends had never heard of her.

It seems like no time at all since former barrister Clarissa and her trusty sidekick Jennifer Paterson were entertaining us all with their brilliant Two Fat Ladies TV series. When I checked though, I discovered that 20 years have passed since the formidable pair were charging through the countryside, Jennifer on her motorbike and Clarissa in the side-car.

So the moment I read Michael Virtue’s memory of Clarissa in The Times this week I showed it to my daughter. I’d laughed out loud when I read it because it perfectly summed up Clarissa’s larger than life character – and sure enough, my daughter adored the story too.

Virtue remembered meeting...

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