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Fierce appetites : loving, losing and living to excess in my present and in the writings of the past / Elizabeth Boyle.

By: Boyle, Elizabeth.
Publisher: Dublin : Sandycove, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2022Description: 338 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781844885442 (hbk.) :.Subject(s): English essays -- Irish authors -- 21st centuryDDC classification: 824 Summary: "For Elizabeth Boyle 2020 began with the death of her beloved father. It was also the year she turned 40 and came to the end of (yet another) relationship. And it was a plague year - something that, as a medieval historian, she understood deeply. The extraordinary collision of personal and professional got her thinking about how the lives and loves of those who lived in the Middle Ages had much to say about her own life and about our present moment. Fierce Appetites is Elizabeth's enthralling account of 2020, a year like no other. Writing a chapter a month, she navigates experiences that are raw and urgent - grief; addiction; family breakdown; the complexities of motherhood, love and sex; memory; class; education; travel (and staying put) - and uses her astounding knowledge of the past to offer insights, consolation and hope for the future. Fierce Appetites is an exhilarating and original journey through the mind and heart of an extraordinary scholar." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Summer 2022
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Irish Collection 824 BOY (Browse shelf) Checked out 08/07/2022 000436568
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Irish Collection 824 BOY (Browse shelf) 2 Available 000436555

"For Elizabeth Boyle 2020 began with the death of her beloved father. It was also the year she turned 40 and came to the end of (yet another) relationship. And it was a plague year - something that, as a medieval historian, she understood deeply. The extraordinary collision of personal and professional got her thinking about how the lives and loves of those who lived in the Middle Ages had much to say about her own life and about our present moment. Fierce Appetites is Elizabeth's enthralling account of 2020, a year like no other. Writing a chapter a month, she navigates experiences that are raw and urgent - grief; addiction; family breakdown; the complexities of motherhood, love and sex; memory; class; education; travel (and staying put) - and uses her astounding knowledge of the past to offer insights, consolation and hope for the future. Fierce Appetites is an exhilarating and original journey through the mind and heart of an extraordinary scholar." - Book cover

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