'Tastes of Honey' by Professor Selina Todd published on 29 August

16th October 2019

Tastes of Honey: The Making of Shelagh Delaney and a Cultural Revolution was published by Penguin on 29 August 2019. The latest book by our Tutorial Fellow in History, Professor Selina Todd, tells the story of how Delaney, a working-class teenager, stormed theatreland and what happened next. On 27 May 1958, A Taste of Honey opened in a small fringe theatre in London. Written by a nineteen-year-old bus driver’s daughter from Salford, the play would blow Britain open and expose a deeply polarised society.

Professor Todd's book has been described as 'riveting' by David Hare and 'splendid and illuminating' by Kate Kellaway in the Observer. Read the full review here.