About

I run Victorian Secrets, an independent press dedicated to publishing books from and about the nineteenth century.  Our titles include critical editions of neglected novels and biographies of figures such as Eugen Sandow, Jerome K. Jerome, and Dame Clara Butt.

I’ve recently completed a PhD on feminism in the novels of the inimitable Florence Marryat. You can find out more about my research on Academia.edu.  I also run workshops on publishing and digital research methods and have recently published ebooks Managing Your Research with EvernoteHow to Manage References with Zotero, and How to Write Your Thesis with Scrivener. When not grappling with the ravages of modernity, I’m helping research a new biography of Queen Victoria.

This term I’m teaching on the ‘Nineteenth Century in Literature’ module at the University of Brighton.

I live in Brighton with my partner, three cats, and thousands of (mostly Victorian) books.

You can also find me on Twitter and Facebook, and on my other blog, The Digital Researcher.

Out now: The Meanings of Home in Elizabeth Gaskell's Fiction, a beautifully written study of this Victorian author's novels.