Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Victorian literature including Dickens, Jerome K. Jerome and the New Humour, Mary Cholmondeley the New Woman. My current research is on seaside reading from the 1840s to the 1930s.
My publications include:
Literature and Religion in Mid-Victorian England. Palgrave Macmillan 2003
Romantic Friendship in Victorian Literature. Ashgate 2007
Let the Flowers Go: A Life of Mary Cholmondeley. Pickering & Chatto 2009
Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome. Victorian Secrets 2012.
Dickens and the Myth of the Reader. Routledge 2016.
Ed. with SueAnn Schatz, Mary Cholmondeley Reconsidered. Pickering & Chatto 2009
Ed. with Adrienne E. Gavin, Writing Women of the Fin de Siècle: Authors of Change. Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
General Editor, New Woman Fiction 1881 – 1899 (9 part series). Pickering & Chatto July 2010 - May 2011.
Poetry: Accidental Fruit. Worple Press 2016. http://www.worplepress.com/accidental-fruit/
Poetry: A Child, a Death and the Making of the Fairy Tale Woman. Bewrite Books 2011.