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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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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On the 26th November 2017 I was a guest again on Llewela Bailey’s BBCWM breakfast show to talk about the tradition of Stir Up Sunday – the last Sunday before advent which is when we are meant to make our Christmas Puddings. You can listen again via this link  for the next week or so […]

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I was delighted to be asked back to North Manchester FM to chat to Hannah Kate presents Hannah’s Bookshelf every Saturday from 2-4 pm. In the first hour Jennifer Evans and Hannah had a discussion about her work and Jennifer chose her Apocalypse books (since I had chosen mine last time). In the second hour […]

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I was delighted to be asked back to Andrea Zuvich’s ‘The Seventeenth Century Lady’ blog for a short chat about anachronisms and bloopers in works of historical fiction. You can read our conversation here. Andrea’s latest book A Year in the Life of Stuart Britain (2016) is available to buy in hardback or on Kindle

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  As well as reviewing Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s Lives, 1540-1740, Dr Jem Bloomfield also interviewed me about the project that led to the book. You can read the interview here. It begins:   Earlier in the year I reviewed Dr. Sara Read’s new book Maids, Wives, Widows: Exploring Early Modern Women’s […]

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In April last year, I traveled up to Manchester to chat to Hannah Kate of North Manchester FM. You can find Hannah on Twitter (@HannahKateish) Hannah and I found we had a lot in common and had plenty to talk about! You can have a browse around Hannah’s blog here You can listen again to […]

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In March 2015 Jennifer Evans (@HistorianJen) and I recorded an interview with The AskHistorians Podcast. Ours is episode 32 and can be listened to below:   http://askhistorians.libsyn.com/askhistorians-podcast-032-early-modern-medicine-womens-health     Jennifer has written an amazing book on aphrodisiacs and sexuality in early modern England which can be purchased here. The book’s chapters are: Texts, Readers and […]

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Read my interview with Tattooed Mummy from June 2015 by clicking this link. Tattooed Mummy’s Randoms is a fascinating blog which covers topics such as the Wordy Wednesday interviews with local authors, alongside parenting advice and camping tips!  

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In December 2016, I did a short interview with the Guardian newspaper, which you can read here. The interview begins: I am from Lincolnshire originally but grew up in various towns in England and Wales as a result of my dad’s career. My husband and I moved to the West Midlands in the mid-1990s when […]

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