A History Girl

A History Girl

Once a month I blog for The History Girls. Here’s an excerpt from my latest blog, about the vagaries of elections in eighteenth century England. I’ve spoken to several friends who feel that there have been too many elections lately and that voting, far from being a privilege, is a bit of a bore. It’s worth remembering that in this country women didn’t get the vote until 1928, there was no secret ballot until 1872 and until the Reform Act was passed in 1832 voting was a very different experience. You had to…Read more...
My other hats

My other hats

In addition to writing novels, I work as a reader and mentor for The Literary Consultancy. This is fascinating work as I really enjoy reading new writers’ work. I’m also a Consultant Fellow for the Royal Literary Fund, running workshops in various universities to encourage clear academic writing and discourage waffle and jargon.Read more...
Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome

Hello, everyone, welcome to my new website and blog. I really welcome feedback on any of my books so please feel free to get in touch. King of the Vast, Part 3 of my Bedlam Trilogy, will be published later this year and I’m currently working on my ninth novel, which is set in Rome and London in the 18th and early 19th centuries.Read more...