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NACBS Prizes and Fellowships, upcoming deadlines

The North American Conference on British Studies sponsors annual prizes for the best books and articles in British Studies published in the preceding year by scholars in North America. It also sponsors research and travel grants for scholars and graduate students. Please see the following award descriptions and upcoming deadlines for more information.

Book and Articles Prizes

Forbidden Fruit

Dear H-Albion,

Like many of you, I am at home, trying to stay sane. At the moment I am trawling through 19th century newspapers, and have come across an advert in the Morning Chronicle of 8 October 1817 for preserved and dried fruits for Christmas. Amongst the delicacies on sale was "Forbidden Fruit". Does anyone have any idea what this might be? Maybe some sort of dried apple? All suggestions gratefully received