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About Me

I am back working in a bookshop, thank goodness. It turns out it really is where I'm supposed to be. Nowadays you can find me in the Web Orders department at Foyles - I can't quite believe my luck. The PhD is temporarily on hold while I get used to full time work again. It's still about women and food in early modern Britain (more here).

I used to review for Waterstones under the pseudonym Jane Sharp. She was a midwife in 17th century England, and was the first woman to publish a midwifery book in English, The Midwives Book, in 1671. I wrote about her book for my undergraduate dissertation. My twitter name is @janesharp1671 in her honour.

I love museums and cats and dancing and Adam Ant and stories. Lots of stories.

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