This book began as a tribute to the author's late wife Madeleine whose five year battle with cancer opened the eyes of many to the tremendous strength and courage drawn from within the human spirit. The loss of his wife, best friend and soul mate left a void in his life that will never be filled. However, in writing this book, he has found clarity from the confusion and a reason to live again.
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About the Author
Clancy Philippe, born in Mauritius, graduated at the City University in London in 1970, with a Honours Degree in Civil Engineering. He has since pursued a professional career in Local Government in the United Kingdom, Mauritius and Australia.
He met the love of his life Madeleine in Mauritius and married her on May 2, 1977. They migrated to Australia in 1982 and lived in Sydney in New South Wales, Mildura and Rosedale in country Victoria, and Carrum Downs in Melbourne. Clancy has occupied various high level positions in Local Government Engineering and still practises his profession as a Municipal Engineer with the City of Greater Dandenong in Melbourne.
Madeleine and Clancy jointly took the initiative in 1994, to establish the very first web sites promoting Mauritius and its Cuisine. The 'Mauritius Australia Connection' and 'Recipes from Mauritius' web sites receive in excess of 4500 visits daily.
Both Madeleine and Clancy Philippe have contributed to numerous articles in magazines and travel guides on Mauritian Cuisine. They have travelled Australia extensively and went on a worldwide travel tour in 2007.
On February 11, 2011, Clancy lost Madeleine after a five year battle with breast and ovarian cancers. Other than work, he has since devoted himself to enjoying the love and company of his family, the Mauritius Australia Connection web site and writing about Madeleine and Mauritian Cuisine.