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Calories and Corsets: A history of dieting over two thousand years

by Louise Foxcroft

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. The media's relentless obsession with size may be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon,...

Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A History of the Modern Menopause

by Louise Foxcroft

For over two thousand years, attitudes to the menopause have created dread, shame and confusion. This meticulously researched and always entertaining book traces the history of 'the change of life' from its...