Leah Scragg is widely regarded as a leading authority on Lyly's work. She has edited Lyly’s two major prose works (Euphues: The Anatomy of Wit and Euphues and His England) for the Revels Plays Companion Library Series (Manchester University Press) and six of his eight plays, including three ( Love’s Metamorphosis, The Woman in the Moon and Mother Bombie) for the Revels Plays series. She has written a monograph on the relationship between Lylian drama and the Shakespearian corpus and contributed a number of papers to peer reviewed periodicals on a variety of aspects of Lyly’s career. Her books on topics unrelated to Lyly's work include Discovering Shakespeare's Meaning (Macmillan, 1988), Shakespeare's Mouldy Tales (Longman, 1992) and Shakespeare's Alternative Tales (Longman, 1996). She currently hold an Hon. Senior Research Fellowship at Manchester University, where she was a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English until her retirement.