The ghost of Madam Pigott.
What was life like back in the good ol' days?
Historical research for my books.
Ghosts, Seances and Spiritualism
How the stereotypical gothic image of a circle of people communing with the afterlife came about.
Madhouses and Mental Hospitals
The history of and daily life in lunatic asylums.
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 Inspiration: Bugs and Priest Holes
The inspiration for my free historical novella, The Last Flight of the Ladybird.
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!
Squalid Slums and Stately Homes: Inspiration for The Button Maker
Slums, stately homes, and nursery rhymes: inspiration for my third novel.
The Victorian House by Judith Flanders: Research Books
I have just finished The Victorian House by Judith Flanders. After writing five books set in the Victorian period, I felt my research needed topping up. Well, I couldn’t have started with a better book.
Brodick Castle: A Victorian Duke and Princess
Step back in time and explore the Victorian Brodick Castle on the Isle of Arran.
Don't forget to claim your free books - The Butcher's Wife, The Last Flight of the Ladybird & Persephone's Melody.
Tales of deceit and revenge!