BA, MA, PhD
Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow
- Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow
Historian and writer. Studied at Sussex and Cambridge and after teaching at the University of Warwick became a Research Fellow at Jesus College, Cambridge.
Imperial Bodies: the Physical Experience of the Raj. c. 1800-1947 (Polity Press, 2001).
Curry: A Tale of Cooks and Conquerors (Chatto & Windus, 2005).
The Taste of War: World War II and the Battle for Food (Penguin 2011).
Around India’s First Table: Dining and entertaining at the Rashtrapati Bhavan (2015) one of an eleven volume project designed to make the Indian Presidential palace accessible to the wider public.
The Hungry Empire: how Britain’s quest for food shaped the modern world (The Bodley Head, 2017).
My new book is part memoir, part social history, exploring British eating habits over several generations.