Wednesday, 20 August 2014


I'm thrilled to be taking part in this year's Historical Novel Society Conference which is taking place at Westminster University in London over the first weekend of this coming September 2014.

At the HNS annual conference you can be sure of mingling with established and upcoming writers, publishers, agents, booksellers, bloggers and readers who all share a passion for historical fiction. 

I'll be appearing on Sunday September 7th - first of all for a really exciting morning panel which is called  ~

Confronting Historical Fact With The Unexplained: 
From Myths & the Occult To Fairytales & The Gothic

And if that title is not alluring enough - it has my mouth watering already - just wait until you hear who else is on the panel: no less than Kate Forsyth (Chair) and Jessie Burton, Deborah Harkness, and Prof Dianna Wallace. 

Can we please make it last all day! 

Oh, but it can't - because later on that morning, in a session lasting from 11- 12 noon, I'll be speaking alongside Jenny Barden and Hallie Rubenhold when we discuss the subject of ~  

The Shock of the Norm 
 Prostitution, Bedsharing and Privacy: 
Changing Attitudes to Intimacy

I've spoken with Jenny and Hallie before and I know they have fascinating things to say about the Elizabethan and Georgian eras. I'll be there with some thoughts about the hypocrisy and double standards so prevalent in Victorian times.