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