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The Confessions of Frannie Langton: Book Review
A stunning piece of gothic historical literature that I cannot recommend enough.
Thy drugs are quick: research
"O true apothecary, Thy drugs are quick. Thus with a kiss I die." Poisons and potions in my latest research.
Book Review: The Companion
A twisting, gothic, historical tale of love, betrayal and injustice, with a dash of murder too!
Book Inspiration: Bugs and Priest Holes
The inspiration for my free historical novella, The Last Flight of the Ladybird.
Slammerkin: Book Review
London in the eighteenth century was no place to be a poor young girl with high hopes.
Wakenhyrst – Book Review
I know Maud and Wake’s End will remain with me for a long time, and I will find myself back in the fen when I least expect it.
2019 – what a year!
This year has truly flown by for me. It has been a whirlwind of wedding planning, writing, publishing, and engaging with my readers.
The Victorian Governess: Research
The Victorian Governess, by Katherine Hughes, gives a straight forward account of what life was really like for those women who floated uneasily on the border between servant and lady.
A Victorian Hallowe'en
On Hallowe'en 2019, my partner and I made our way across the Shropshire countryside to Acton Scott. Not far from the Long Mynd and the Stiperstones, Acton Scott really does feel a million miles from the hustle of everyday life. In the dark, it's a perfectly spooky setting!