Rebecca Stott is Professor of English Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia, and is the author and co-author of many books including The Fabrication of the Late Victorian Femme Fatale (1992), Darwin and the Barnacle (2003) and Theatres of Glass: The Woman who Brought the Sea to the City (2003).
Her well-researched Oyster dazzles with its breadth of details and observations Gastronomica This fascinating, beautifully produced and illustrated account is based on worldwide scholarship with some pretty saucy stuff ... Altogether, this is a succulent little book. Tuck in! Country Life Stott's biography of the bivalve is a worthy addition to the canon The Independent This addictive book gives the oyster its cultural, historical, scientific and nutritional due The Times The book is full of great facts, quirky stories and the obligatory - but in this case entertaining - chapter on seduction Delicious Part of Reaktion's superb animal series, Stott's book doesn't disappoint. Intelligently written and lavishly illustrated, Oyster is a feast for the eyes and mind Guardian this fascinating book will appeal to oyster lovers around the world. Try reading it with a glass of white wine or Guinness to hand. The Elite of Europe magazine