Dr Sara Read

Dr Sara Read

Academic, Novelist, Grandma, Dog Walker

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Maladies and Medicine

Maladies and Medicine

Health and Healing in History

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I don’t normally write about personal family things, but since I have ‘grandmother’ in my bio for this blog, I thought it was high time I introduced you to our granddaughter. She was three this month. The Gossips’ Choice was dedicated to my daughter who became a new mother in the same year the novel, […]

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In the era since the Brexit referendum and other political upheavals home and abroad, the phrase fake news is seldom out of earshot. Yet is is nothing new. In this video, filmed on site at the National Civil War Centre in Newark, we explore the fake stories published in the 1640s that Father Christmas had […]

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So my first, my debut, novel The Gossips’ Choice came out a little early in April 2020. With all the Covid-19 happenings we were not able to toast the book at a launch party, although we did have a small online celebration with work colleagues at Loughborough University. If you buy a copy from the […]

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