My poor blog is feeling unloved at the moment. In mitigation, have been spending a lot of time on Victorian Secrets, and will be publishing some exciting books over the next few months. I have started a Contemporary Voices series, and will be extending our remit to include living authors writing on nineteenth-century subjects. Early Autumn will see the release of Barbara Hardy’s Dorothea’s Daughter, a stunning collection of short stories based on classic novels. In November we publish The Perfect Man: The Life and Muscular Times of Eugen Sandow, Victorian Strongman by David Waller, the acclaimed author of The Magnificent Mrs Tennant.
In the meantime, The Latchkey has published one of my reviews: Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley by Carolyn Oulton. It’s a superb biography, and anyone with an interest in nineteenth-century women’s writing will love it. Cholmondeley is an intriguing and contradictory figure, and Oulton does full justice to her material. For anyone unfamiliar with The Latchkey, it is a peer-reviewed, open-access online journal devoted to the concept of the New Woman, covering the lives and writings of New Women authors and figures, the representation of the New Woman in literature, culture, art, and society, proto-feminism and early feminist journalism, and current innovative scholarship on the New Woman.
Right, back to the editorial desk….