More of Jesus, Less of Me

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

A book about dieting is almost bound by law to have a picture of a woman on the cover. But Louise Foxcroft’s entertaining and occasionally stomach-churning history of the subject is a revelation about the weight problems of men. Daniel Lambert, who was born in Leicester in 1770, was just over five feet tall and weighed […]

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Food, Glorious Food

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

Clarissa Dickson Wright’s A History of English Food is, in almost equal measure, enraging and engaging. Engaging because it is so full of interesting facts and old recipes, all related in Dickson Wright’s resonant, no-nonsense manner and suffused with her love for food. Enraging partly for the same reasons: it is called a history, but the […]

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