Author of The Literary Lives of Mary Elizabeth Braddon.
I recently completed a biography of James Townsend Saward (Jim the Penman), the Victorian barrister and forger, who was involved in the Great Train Robbery of 1855.
James Townsend Saward, Criminal Barrister: The True Story of Jim the Penman
Some of my Braddon collection (collected when I was at university) can be seen here.
My current research interests are Victorian theatre (mainly 1850s and 1860s), and I am working on a book about the actors and theatre managers who worked with Braddon.
Some years ago I was working on a section of the website devoted to Victorian advertising, but it turned out to be a big undertaking and because of a heavy workload I won't be updating it very often for the foreseeable future.