Calories and Corsets: A history of dieting over 2,000 years

A compelling history … She has many facts, and she assembles them in a such a way that they more than eloquently make her case. That is the great pleasure of this book … her style is pacy, and she has a wonderfully light touch.

The Times Book of the Week 07/01/2012

Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A history of the modern menopause

Not many Cambridge academics can make you laugh aloud and gasp with shock. Louise Foxcroft does both in a rampaging history of the relationship between doctors and the menopause through three centuries.

Libby Purves, Mail On Sunday