There have been a couple more mentions of my new book, Life on the Victorian Stage, in the press over the last couple of weeks.
Firstly, the Banbury Guardian did a short interview with me, which can be found online here.
Secondly, the Stratford Herald, which I contribute a monthly history column to, included a lovely boxout on the book.
And finally, Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine included the book in its review section this month.
My article about the media’s representation of women living in slum areas of Wales, associating them with increased criminality, is History Today’s weekly essay at the moment. Click here to read it.
My feature on Burke and Hare and the history of Scottish resurrectionists is out now in the new issue of All About History magazine.
My feature looking at the life and crimes of a notorious French serial killer is out now in the latest Real Crime magazine.
My new book, Life on the Victorian Stage, has now been published by Pen & Sword. It looks at the lives of those involved in the Victorian entertainment world – from actors, singers and dancers to their agents and managers, and playwrights and composers.
It looks at their professional lives, but also at their private lives and, more frequently than you might think, their criminal and litigious lives! It also studies how the theatre world was targeted by criminals.
To tie-in with the publication of the book, I also wrote this month’s cover feature for Your Family History magazine.
This shows you how to research your own theatrical ancestor – from first performances and training and stage names, to hard times to retirement.
I also have a double-page feature on the book, where I look at some Midland cases from the 19th century, in the monthly Focus magazine with this week’s Stratford Herald newspaper.