I run Victorian Secrets, an independent press dedicated to publishing books from and about the nineteenth century. We recently published Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome, Hope and Glory: A Life of Dame Clara Butt and The First Adman: Thomas Bish and the Birth of Modern Advertising.
In my spare time, such as it is, I’m a part-time PhD student at the University of Sussex, researching the fiction of Florence Marryat. You can find out more about my research on Academia.edu. I also run workshops on publishing and digital research methods. When not grappling with the ravages of modernity, I’m helping research a new biography of Queen Victoria.
I live in Brighton with my partner, three cats, and thousands of (mostly Victorian) books. I’m a member of the Victorian Society, the British Association for Victorian Studies, the North American Victorian Studies Association, The Trollope Society, and The Jerome K. Jerome Society.
Out now: Not Wisely, but Too Well, Rhoda Broughton's pioneering portrayal of female sexuality.