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Diane Purkiss is Fellow and Tutor at Keble College, Oxford

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
University of Oxford (DPhil - Merton College)
University of Queensland (BA)
Roseville College
professor (English Literature)
University of Oxford (Keble College)
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University of Oxford (Fellow - Keble College)
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Diane Purkiss (born 30 June 1961) is Fellow and Tutor of English at Keble College, Oxford. She specialises in Renaissance and women's literature, witchcraft and the English Civil War.

Purkiss was born in Sydney, Australia, and was educated at Roseville College, Our Lady of the Rosary Convent, and Stuartholme School. She received a BA with first class Honours from the University of Queensland and D.Phil from Merton College, Oxford. She became Lecturer in English at the University of East Anglia in 1991, and Lecturer in English at the University of Reading in 1993. In 1998 she became Professor of English at Exeter University, before taking up her current post at Keble College in 2000.




Very good and detailed account of the history of English food from a rather different perspective. Attacks Elizabeth David with gusto, for example. Looks at both general issues (eg breakfast) and specific (eg fish).
ponsonby | Jan 22, 2024 |
I bought this book and was pleasantly surprised by its size. It's lighter and smaller than I expected (9" x 6.25" x 1.75")

There wasn't much info online so I took a chance and now that it is in my possession, I have an opportunity to see what the book offers and.... yikes. It's not really my thing. I've added all the contributors and you can see they're mostly from the last 2 centuries. So now I feel like I'm in school reading my histories.

Also the layout is unusual. All the contributors are listed in the back of the book with a little bio. The stories are listed in the front without any author credit!? See screengrab: https://gyazo.com/6039c0280ff27ad2536a3c746987331d

I'm not sure, part of me wants to re-sell it. I'll skim a bit and decide soon.

Contributors: Im Bang, Yi Ryuk, James Scarth Gale (Translator), George W. Bateman, Abbie Farwell Brown, Elsie Finnimore Buckley, E.A. Wallis Budge, Margaret Compton, Jeremiah Curtin, Jonathan Ceredig Davies, F. Hadland Davis, Elphinstone Dayrell, George Douglas, Alice Elizabeth Dracott, George Grey, William Elliot Griffis, Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Francis Hindes Groome, H.A. Guerber, Florence Holbrook, Douglas Hyde, Eleanor Hull, Joseph Jacobs, W.F. Kirby, Ignác Kúnos, Andrew Lang, Edmund Leamy, Charles Godfrey Leland, Thomas Malory, Minnie Martin, Frederick H. Martens, Algernon Bertram Freeman-Mitford, James Mooney, Sophia Morrison, M.I. Ogumefu, Yei Theodora Ozaki, Norman Hinsdale Pitman, W.R.S. Ralston, A.G. Seklemian, Henry Rowe Schoolcraft, Charles Montgomery Skinner, Lewis Spence, Chauncy Hugh Stigand, J.R. Walker, Alice Werner, E.T.C. Werner, William Drake Westervelt, Lady Wilde, Richard Wilhelm, Albert Henry Wratislaw, William Butler Yeats
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Corinne2020 | Sep 2, 2023 |
I found this book to be literate, well researched, provocative and a definite expansion in the field of fairy literature. This is a scholarly work by a scholar and should be read from that prospective. This is a volume that takes some savoring and not a skimming.
Susieqbarker | 4 andre anmeldelser | Nov 8, 2022 |
This history is long and detailed and provides a good sense of what it would have been like to live through the English Civil War in the 1640s. Not just military history, but the religious dynamics creating turmoil, the witch hunts, the dramas of families and lovers, and politics of Charles I and Parliament are all discussed, providing an impression of a tumultuous age. I particularly enjoyed the author's explanation of how, in this time, even cookbooks were political. An excellence book for understanding this period of English history.… (mere)
wagner.sarah35 | 2 andre anmeldelser | Sep 11, 2022 |



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