Monthly Archives: May 2016

Troubled Waters: Causeways of Shingle, Sand and Ice in Horror Fiction

In my latest This is Horror column, I examine the liminal spaces on the edge of water worlds in four of my favourite dark fiction texts, Susan Hill’s The Woman in Black, Angela Carter’s short story ‘The Bloody Chamber’, Andrew … Continue reading

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Woolf’s Society of Authors – The Dangerous Women Project

“When you asked me to speak about women and fiction I sat down on the banks of a river and began to wonder what the words meant.” Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own The connection between water and femininity … Continue reading

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EDGE LIT 5

I’m thrilled to be taking part in Edge Lit this year, I’ve heard nothing but good things about this exciting literature event, now in its fifth year and I’m delighted to be included in such a talented line up. So … Continue reading

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The Hyde Hotel

The blue room had leant her some of its colour and she couldn’t help but stand out. From ‘The Blue Room’ by V. H. Leslie I was thrilled to contribute a story to The Hyde Hotel, edited by James Everington … Continue reading

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Chichester Observer – Water women and hydropathy

My thanks to Emily Turner from the Chichester Observer for interviewing me about my forthcoming novel, in which I discuss the connection between femininity and the water, nineteenth-century gender roles and representations and Victorian medical trends and practices, including the … Continue reading

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