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.

In 2014 I was awarded my PhD on feminism in the novels of the Victorian novelist and saucepot 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 complexities of the modern world, I’m helping research a new biography of Queen Victoria. For more details of my expertise and work experience, please take a look at my LinkedIn profile.

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.