Wednesday, 11 May 2022

Fatal Fashion


A lady discovers that fashion can be deadly... literally. “A cutting wind or the fatal effects of tight-lacing”, c.1820, courtesy of the Bodleian Library, University of Oxford.

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Wednesday, 27 April 2022

The Bum-Bailiff


The Bum-Bailiff is outwitted by a canny lady who abandons her scaffolded frock to make good her escape! #GloriousGeorgians of 1786 via the British Museum.

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Wednesday, 13 April 2022

A Photorealistic Portrait


This remarkably realistic Portrait of an Old Woman by Christian Seybold dates from 1749. It could almost be a photograph - everything about this image just feels so incredibly real, as it she might be about to speak.

Via Harvard Art Museums.

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Thursday, 24 March 2022

Book Deal News!

I'm thrilled to announce that Eleanor and I have signed a brand new four book deal with Orion, writing as Ellie Curzon. We'll be bringing you four fresh WWII sagas, and we can't wait to get started! It's some of the best news we've received, and we'd like to extend our thanks not only to the team at Orion, but to all of our readers too - we couldn't do it without you.

In the meantime, our first Ellie Curzon releases, the bestselling Under a Spitfire Sky and The Codebreaker Girls, are available now in paperback, eBook and audio!