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Fierce Appetites

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Description for Fierce Appetites Paperback. 'Like nothing else you will read' Hilary Mantel. Every day a beloved father dies. Every day a lover departs. Every day a woman turns forty. All three happening together brings a moment of reckoning. Medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle made sense of these events the best way she knew how - by immersing herself in the literature that has been her first love and life's work for over two decades. Fierce Appetites is the exhilarating and deeply humane result. Not only does Elizabeth Boyle write dazzling accounts of ancient stories, familiar and obscure, from Ireland and further afield, but she uses her historical learning to grapple with the raw and urgent questions she faces, questions that have bedevilled people in every age. She writes on grief, addiction, family breakdown, the complexities of motherhood, love and sex, memory, class, education, travel (and staying put) with unflinching honesty, deep compassion and occasional dark humour. Fierce Appetites is captivating and original - as an insight into the mind and heart of a groundbreaking scholar, and as a wise and reassuring account of what it is to be human.
'Like nothing else you will read' Hilary Mantel 'Pure nectar for the imagination' Irish Examiner Every day a beloved father dies. Every day a lover departs. Every day a woman turns forty. All three happening together brings a moment of reckoning. Medieval historian Elizabeth Boyle made sense of these events the best way she knew how - by immersing herself in the literature that has been her first love and life's work for over two decades. Fierce Appetites is the exhilarating and deeply humane result. ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2022
Publisher
Sandycove
Condition
New
Number of Pages
352
Place of Publication
, United Kingdom
ISBN
9781844885442
SKU
9781844885442
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About Elizabeth Boyle
Elizabeth Boyle was born in Dublin, grew up in Suffolk and returned to live in Dublin in 2013. She is a medieval historian specialising in the intellectual, literary and religious culture of Ireland and Britain. A former Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the University of Cambridge, she now works in the Department of Early Irish at Maynooth University, where she ... Read more

Reviews for Fierce Appetites
A book of blazing honesty that allows all the gorgeous complexity of the past into our messy present to remind us we've always been like this
Max Porter Really REALLY good
Siobhan McSweeney Boyle has the skill to move us between the raw and the refined, the mind and the body, the past and the present, the mundane ... Read more

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