The Traumatic Drowning In Prue Leith's Childhood

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Prue Leith of "The Great British Bake Off" fame will release her new autobiography entitled "I'll Try Anything Once" on November 1. Leith's new book was formally released under the title "Relish," but, according to Amazon, the original text has been "revised and updated" to include new information, including some about falling in love later in life. The book comes at the same time as other new book releases from various "GBBO" alumni, including 2021 winner Giuseppe Dell'Anno's new baking cookbook, "Giuseppe's Italian Bakes," set to release in December (via Amazon), and 2018 winner Rahul Mandal, whose book "Showstopping Cakes" hits shelves November 1 (via Amazon).

Many reviews on Amazon for the original text of "Relish" remark on how honest Leith was in her storytelling. "The book was interesting in that it was very candid as to her life and character — she is very open and honest about her choices and ethics — some of which were quite surprising, and I admire her for being so transparent," wrote one reader.

Leith was even candid about a moment that left her traumatized.

Prue Leith is remarkably honest in her memoir

Indeed, there appears to be aspects of "I'll Try Anything Once" that are brutal in their honesty, even when they don't portray Leith in the best light. As some may recall, Leith admitted she sent 28 people to the hospital with food poisoning from a chicken mayonnaise during catering an event.

And, in perhaps an even more honest admission in her soon-to-be-released book, Leith says that when she was 11-years-old she drowned a litter of kittens with her mother, an act that left her traumatized. "Too many kittens was a frequent occurrence and there had come a day when my mother, unable to find homes for yet another litter, decided to drown the latest batch. My protests were met with a firm 'darling, it has to be done. They are only a few hours old. They will hardly know it's happening.'" 

Leith said the kittens "fought like the devil" while she held them underwater until they died (via LBC).