What is Love Studies?

What is Love Studies?

Love is currently being explored in the academy beyond popular cultural and gender studies, in literary studies, philosophy, law, politics, social science, and psychology. It includes a revaluing and deeper understanding of the complexity and sophistication of love,...
‘Art of Deception’ Quills Duet Edition

‘Art of Deception’ Quills Duet Edition

I’m absolutely delighted to announce the February 2021 release of Art of Deception, a Quills edition that contains two Victorian romances Enticing Benedict Cole and Playing the Duke’s Mistress. Quills have a special place in my heart. When I first saw them on bookshop...
Maud’s World

Maud’s World

Historical Notes for ‘The Master’s New Governess’ The Figure of the Governess. The governess was a familiar figure in Victorian England. Some, like Maud, were ‘bluestockings’, a nickname for free-thinking women who fought for female education. Also like...
Viva Vivarium

Viva Vivarium

‘Good morning, Miss Wilmot.’Maud entered the schoolroom to find Sir Dominic standing by the window. The sunlight streamed in, putting his face half in profile. It emphasised the set of his jaw.She stepped back, then raised her own chin as she crossed the room and...
Violet’s World

Violet’s World

Historical Notes for ‘The Scandalous Suffragette’ Violet’s story celebrates every woman who ever fought for the rights we enjoy today. Deeds not Words. Today we might not be able to imagine what it was like to have no vote and few legal rights, but in...
A Mindful Beauty Prayer

A Mindful Beauty Prayer

Beauty is a form of grace. It lights up our faces. It lights up the world. Try these beautiful prayers from The Secrets of Mindful Beauty. Morning Reflection and Recollection Recollection is a method used in meditation training and many spiritual traditions. It refers...