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about me . . .

I am a Senior Lecturer in English Literature at Loughborough University in the East Midlands of Engand. My research specialism is food in early modern literature, especially the drama of Shakespeare and his contemporaries. I am currently working on my 9th book, on Shakespeare and hospitality in theatre and film.

I have two new books out in 2017:

Three Sixteenth-Century Dietaries: A Critical Edition Revels Companion Library (Manchester: Manchester University Press)

A History of Food in Literature from the Fourteenth Century to the Present (London: Routledge)

Full texts of most of my publications are available from the link on the left, together with links to the publishers' pages for my previous six books.