A pioneering and headstrong woman, a coal-choked New York city, and a harrowing Victorian asylum – what is not to love?
Ghosts, Seances and Spiritualism
How the stereotypical gothic image of a circle of people communing with the afterlife came about.
The Color Purple: Book Review
A historical fiction novel to touch the heart.
Madhouses and Mental Hospitals
The history of and daily life in lunatic asylums.
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.