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9 Jun 2015

Dr Sara Read Publishes latest book

Dr Sara Read, Lecturer in English, has published her latest book, Maids, Wives, Widows.

Launched at the Five Leaves Bookshop in Nottingham on 4 June, Maids, Wives, Widows is an exploration of the everyday lives of women from 1540-1740.

With chapters devoted to beauty regimes, fashion, and literature, the book examines the cultural as well as the domestic aspect of early modern women's lives. Also highlighted are key moments in women's history to help put all of these aspects into context.

Dr Read has a particular interest in representations of the female body in literature and has published widely in the field.