OXFORDSHIRE celebrity chef Sophie Grigson is selling her collection of cookbooks.

Ms Grigson, from Oxford, who runs Sophie’s Cookery School, has tweeted that she is selling and and the books can be bought via Amazon.

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It is understood that after living in the county for many years Ms Grigson is planning a move to Italy and can’t take all her books with her.

Ms Grigson told the Oxford Mail: "I have sold about 100 books already but there are still 200 to go - some of them I wrote while others were written by my mother Jane.

"I'm going to move to Puglia in southern Italy - I don't quite know where yet but of course I can't take all the books with me.

"I'm approaching 60 and my children are grown-up - this is my time and I'm looking forward to it."

Ms Grigson said she would keep a select few cookbooks which have sentimental value.

And she will return to Oxfordshire 'every two or three months' for 'pop-up' cookery classes.

"It does make me feel a little bit sad to do this because the books have been a big part of my life," she added.

The tweet said: “Sophie Grigson’s personal book collection for sale.

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“Clearance sale of many books that Sophie has acquired over the years.”

The majority of classes at the cookery school are led by Ms Grigson.

Classes are staged at a number of different venues.

Oxford Mail:

The cookery school website said: “Sophie loves passing on her knowledge of food and cooking, and spreading the pleasure that creating great meals brings.

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“Her springboard was a youthful enthusiasm for making fudge in a teaspoon over a Baby Belling somewhere in the back streets of Oxford.

“She’s come a long way since then, having written around 20 cookery books, including Spices, published in 2011 by Quadrille. “

In 2014 Ms Grigson presented Sophie Grigson in Jordan, for the Travel Channel, while her first venture into television was Eat Your Greens/Grow Your Greens on Channel 4.

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