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11th December 2012

Old Member and Exeter Fellow are listed in The Economist Books of the Year

Philip Pullman (1965, English) and Dr Faramerz Dabhoiwala, Official Fellow in Modern History, were among the authors commended in The Economist’s Books of the Year 2012.

Philip Pullman was included for Grimm Tales: For Young and Old, which The Economist described as ‘A delightfully wry reworking, by a master storyteller, of the anarchic fairy tales of the brothers Grimm.’

Dr Dabhoiwala’s debut book also made the list. The Economist described The Origins of Sex as ‘A brilliantly researched account of the original (and arguably more important) sexual revolution that took place in the 18th century, when, for the first time, sexual relations and tastes were seen as largely a private matter for individuals to determine rather than a busybody state to police.’

Both Dr Dabhoiwala and Mr Pullman have given lectures at the Sheldonian Theatre on behalf of Exeter College in the past year, as part of Exeter’s 700th Anniversary Lecture series.

You can read the full list of Books of the Year on The Economist website.

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