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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books (4 Nov. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1861892217
  • ISBN-13: 978-1861892218
  • Product Dimensions: 13.6 x 1.5 x 19.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 748,403 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"This little book... is bursting with amusing oyster anecdotes."--Waitrose Food Illustrated

"This addictive book gives the oyster its cultural, historical, scientific and nutritional due."--The Times (London)

"The book is full of great facts, quirky stories and the obligatory--but in this case entertaining--chapter on seduction."--Delicious

"Her well-researched Oyster dazzles with its breadth of details and observations. . . . An ambitious undertaking . . . . Stott''s Oyster pleases the reader with its wealth of information, its prodigious research into the zoological aspects of the androgynous mollusk, and its sure-hand appraisal of oyster literature and lore. . . . commendable study." -- Joan Reardon "Gastronomica" (04/01/2006)

"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."--;i>The Guardian"
--P.D. Smith"The Guardian" (01/01/2005)

"marvellous ... The most luxuriously illustrated volume yet in the Reaktion 'Animal' series ... Treat yourself to a dozen oysters, a bottle of Chablis and this delicious book."--Todd McEwen"The Glasgow Herald" (12/18/2004)

"Her well-researched "Oyster" dazzles with its breadth of details and observations. . . . An ambitious undertaking . . . . Stott's "Oyster" pleases the reader with its wealth of information, its prodigious research into the zoological aspects of the androgynous mollusk, and its sure-hand appraisal of oyster literature and lore. . . . commendable study."--Joan Reardon"Gastronomica" (04/01/2006)

"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."--P.D. Smith"The Guardian" (01/01/2005)

"This fascinating, beautifully produced and illustrated account is based on worldwide scholarship enlivened by some pretty saucy stuff... Altogether, this isa sucucculent little book. Tuck in!--;i>Country Life
--John Jollife"Country Life" (04/07/2005)"

"Her well-researched Oyster dazzles with its breadth of details and observations. . . . An ambitious undertaking . . . . Stott's Oyster pleases the reader with its wealth of information, its prodigious research into the zoological aspects of the androgynous mollusk, and its sure-hand appraisal of oyster literature and lore. . . . commendable study."--Joan Reardon"Gastronomica" (04/01/2006)

"Happily, Storr's account includes a rigorous awareness of oysters as living beings, more than mere playthigns for the human palate. Complementing the natural history (and the cultural history too) are Reaktion's trademark luminous illustrations. . . . If each volume pleases as much as does Oyster, I'll soon need a new bookshelf built. . . . I defy anyone to emerge from a reading of Oyster with indifference intact."--Barbara J. King "Bookslut "

About the Author

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).


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1.0 out of 5 starsAs a non-fiction author, it was Stott's job to communicate her knowledge, not falsehood.
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