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Fierce Appetites

ISBN: 9781844885442
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Dubray Staff Recommend Read.... In this funny, opinionated, and quotable blend of memoir and medieval history, Boyle writes frankly about her life, family and scholarly work. Whether comparing the The Táin to the Marvel universe, or mocking the tendency to package druids, Newgrange and Cú Chulainn into “a mush of non-history with an Enya soundtrack”, her writing is both knowledgeable and provocative. I’ve rarely felt so amused, enlightened, and engaged by a book – one I want to press on everyone! Recommended by Karina Clifford, Dubray Dundrum.
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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.

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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.

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