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Badly Chopped Carrots and Everyday Dinners

This is a book we loved when Anita brought it to us. It is part memoir and part self-help so is an inspiring read for anyone who has found themselves having to start afresh in a new location. 


This is the beautiful 1st Edition - heavy quality paper, full A4 size, with lots of full-colour images of scrumptious food alongside recipes that actually work. 

ISBN: 978-1-9998352-2-4 £25.00 plus p&p

badly chopped carrots, Anita Rogers Burrell

You can see an example of her Blog and one of her delicious cakes on the Extra Resources page

Anita Rogers Burrell, badly chopped carrots, Wales
book signings, Aberystwyth, Badly chopped carrots
memoir, Canadian in Wales, writer,

Dr Anita Rogers Burrell

“Life is like badly chopped carrots. Far from perfect chunks of equal length and breadth, badly chopped carrots are ragged, irregular, lumpy and bumpy. So too is life, with all its ups and downs, its sheer wonkiness.”

This is the starting point for the author’s realisation that this was not just a recipe book, but an opportunity to explore the impact of life’s changes on the individual. She reflects on life in a new country as a Canadian, a ‘foreigner’ living in rural Wales, and how she overcame feelings of isolation through her love of food and willingness to become an active part of her local community.

Dr Rogers Burrell is a counselling psychologist with a doctorate in Leadership and incredible experience internationally with many different interest groups. But this book goes further into finding – for the first time – her true personal feelings, goals, and the things that she truly enjoys in life. It is an inspiring look at how you can balance solitude and connection with others, leading to her 3 Steps to Survival and Success.

However, it is not just a personal “whimsical” memoir easily enjoyed at face value, it reflects the feelings of many readers who find themselves required to go to new environments, to maybe start again when they thought they were settled. It is well written and has a lyrical feel when read out loud, as we found at our recent Book Signing event where it was so well-received by a great group of people.

This is a special First Edition, beautifully produced, and something that you can read from cover to cover or just browse as you wish. We love it!

Visit Anita's website to see what she is currently working on 

Her blog in July included this fantastic painting of Ceredigion she  completed! 

paintings of Ceredigion, paintings of Wales, Anita Rogers

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