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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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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How women and the moon intertwine in literature This is a republication of my co-authored article published by The Conversation on 18.07.19 read the original here. Sara Read, Loughborough University and Catie Gill, Loughborough University In the late 17th century, the female English playwright Aphra Behn wrote a smash hit play about a man obsessed […]

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the cover of The Gossips' Choice

Firstly, an apology for the time since my last post, but I bring some news! The Gossips’ Choice I have been busy writing and securing a contract for my first novel. It is an exciting new venture for me. They say everyone has a novel in them and I certainly did: this one burst forth […]

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