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Servants' Stories April 06, 2015
My website has been sadly neglected of late as I've been beavering away on my latest book, Servants' Stories: Life Below Stairs 1800-1950. It's now ... [MORE]

A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England is Now Available! February 16, 2014
A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England has been published a few weeks early and is now available! You can currently buy it at a 20% discount from P... [MORE]

Win a Signed Copy of Prison Life in Victorian England January 05, 2014
Here's your chance to win one of three signed copies of Prison Life in Victorian England. Enter the giveaway at Goodreads - the competition ends at ... [MORE]

Win a Signed Copy of Tracing Your Servant Ancestors January 05, 2014
Here's your chance to win one of three signed copies of Tracing Your Servant Ancestors. Enter the giveaway at Goodreads - the competition closes at ... [MORE]

Wanted: Stories of Domestic Service December 03, 2013
I'm working on a new book for Pen & Sword to be published in 2015. It's all about domestic service in the UK covering 1800-1950, and it will loo... [MORE]

A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England November 19, 2013
If you're a fan of all things Victorian, please take a look at my new blog: visitvictorianengland.blogspot.co.uk It's based on topics I researched... [MORE]

New Blog Site for A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England October 23, 2013
My forthcoming book, A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England is due to be published in February 2014 by Pen & Sword. In the meantime, you can re... [MORE]

Life in the Victorian and Edwardian Workhouse is being reprinted March 18, 2013
Life in the Victorian and Edwardian Workhouse is being reprinted this month, so stocks will be available soon! ... [MORE]

Prison Life in Victorian England is being reprinted March 18, 2013
Prison Life in Victorian England is also being reprinted this month. In the meantime, there are a few copies available in the shop which are signed ... [MORE]

Tracing Your Servant Ancestors Has Now Been Published! May 14, 2012
Tracing Your Servant Ancestors has now been published!  The book is perfect for anyone with a servant in their family tree as it will help to s... [MORE]

May Publication Date for Tracing Your Servant Ancestors March 02, 2012
My publisher, Pen & Sword, will be publishing my latest book, Tracing Your Servant Ancestors in mid May.  I have set up a new page on this ... [MORE]

Life in the Victorian and Edwardian Workhouse Reprinted! February 22, 2012
Life in the Victorian and Edwardian Workhouse has now been reprinted for the third time.  It is now back in stock direct from the publisher, Th... [MORE]

Tracing Your Medical Ancestors Finally Published! March 09, 2011
  My latest book, Tracing Your Medical Ancestors, has finally been published!  It's in Pen & Sword's family history series... [MORE]

Tracing Your Servant Ancestors March 09, 2011
As a follow-up to my new book, Tracing Your Medical Ancestors, I've signed a contract to write another title for the same Pen & Sword family h... [MORE]

Preview of Tracing Your Medical Ancestors December 13, 2010
Here's a sneak preview of the front cover of my forthcoming book, Tracing Your Medical Ancestors, due to be published in February.  It's in P... [MORE]

Tracing Your Medical Ancestors September 06, 2010
My forthcoming book Tracing Your Medical Ancestors is now with the publisher for release in Spring 2011. I will be adding a new page to the website ab... [MORE]

Reviews of Life in the Victorian Hospital January 15, 2010
My latest book Life in the Victorian Hospital has now been reviewed in Ancestors, BBC Who Do You Think You Are?, Your Family Tree, Family History Mont... [MORE]

Buy Signed Victorian History Books as Christmas Gifts November 26, 2009
Now's the time of year to start thinking about Christmas gifts for family and friends.  If you're looking for a gift for someone interested ... [MORE]

Reviews of Life in the Victorian Hospital November 05, 2009
My new book Life in the Victorian Hospital has now been reviewed by Ancestors, BBC Who Do You Think You Are? and Your Family Tree.  Read a summar... [MORE]

Win a Signed Copy of Prison Life in Victorian England October 11, 2009
I'm always looking for ways to improve my website and I need your help!  Tell me what you think about the site, what you'd like to see on it,... [MORE]

We Love the NHS August 18, 2009
My contribution to Twitter's We Love the NHS strand  in the form of an exclusive article is on The History Press Facebook page. &n... [MORE]

Life in the Victorian Hospital Book Published August 15, 2009
My latest book, Life in the Victorian Hospital, has just been published by The History Press. If you have a doctor, nurse or hospital/asylum patie... [MORE]