David Fairer Author & Literary Historian
David Fairer Author & Literary Historian

About Me

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I was born in Kingston-Upon-Hull, Yorkshire. After studying in Oxford for ten years, I took up a lectureship at the University of Leeds in 1976, and since 1999 I’ve been Professor of 18th Century English Literature (Emeritus 2018). Some of my books include Pope’s Imagination (1984), English Poetry of the Eighteenth Century (2004), and Organising Poetry: The Coleridge Circle (2009). Chocolate House Treason (2019) is my fictional début – not before time!