‘Regency Hoax’ My New Article on the Popular Conception of the Regency Era Published by Public Books

  Here's my new article on the highly static and frivolous popular view of the UK of the Regency era, as taken from the twentieth century writer of historical romance Georgette Heyer, and her successors. This is a topic that has perturbed me for a while, and I brought my thoughts together as concisely as … Continue reading ‘Regency Hoax’ My New Article on the Popular Conception of the Regency Era Published by Public Books

Review of ‘The Manchester Man’ an 1873 novel by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks

I heard of the 1873 novel, ‘The Manchester Man’  through its being  mentioned in the footnotes of Joyce Marlow's book 'The Peterloo Massacre' as having an excellent account of the horrors of that day depicted within it. ‘Mrs G Linnaeus Banks’  novel (female Victorian writers were known by all of their husband's names)  had an … Continue reading Review of ‘The Manchester Man’ an 1873 novel by Mrs G Linnaeus Banks

Review: ‘The Peterloo Massacre’ by Joyce Marlow

I hope I am joined by many writers - from the UK particularly - in aiming to write something to commemorate the bicentenury of Manchester's  Peterloo Massacre of 1819 coming up on 16 August, 2019 (if this post just happens to inspire any writers, there's plenty of time; 18 months, in fact). I began my … Continue reading Review: ‘The Peterloo Massacre’ by Joyce Marlow