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Queens of the Underworld announcement

The Bookseller has just announced that Queens of the Underworld will be published by The History Press in October 2021.… read more

Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival

October 6th, Crown & Mitre Hotel, Carlisle, CA3

I gave a writing masterclass, Bringing the Past to Life: Starting to read more

Lichfield Festival

July 8th, 12.15 The Guildhall Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

I talked about the suffragettes at Holloway Prison – and how their … read more

Queen’s Park Book Festival

June 30th, 12.30pm. Queen’s Park, London, NW6

‘Bad Girls and Brave Women: Reflections of a Centenary’ – I joined Shami … read more

Norfolk & Norwich Festival

May 27th, 12.30pm. The Adnams Spiegeltent, Norwich

Caitlin explored the real-life stories of those incarcerated at Holloway Prison over … read more

Oxford Blackwell’s






May 30th, 7.00pm. Blackwell’s Oxford, OX1 3BQ

Caitlin gave a talk about a century … read more

Highgate Library talk

Sept 13th, Highgate Library, 7.30pm, London N19 5DH

‘Remarkable Women’ – an illustrated talk on both the history of Holloway … read more

The Observer reviews Bad Girls

‘Caitlin Davies meticulously records a much-needed and balanced history of this home to ‘royalty and socialites, spies and prostitutes, Nazis … read more

Interview with Jackie McGlone in The Sunday Herald

‘A rich, superbly researched, definitive history of Holloway Prison, which closed in 2016, and of the many disobedient, defiant, dangerous … read more

Interview with Jo Good, BBC Radio London

Interview with Jo Good, BBC Radio London

Jo Good has long been interested in prison – she once played a prison officer in the 1999 TV mini … read more

Southwark Cathedral

March 24th, 11.15am-12.15, Southwark Cathedral

Caitlin took part in a day of talks exploring women’s history to mark a … read more

Museum of London

March 24th, 2-5pm

Caitlin was part of a panel event exploring the legacy of the suffrage campaign through the … read more

Labour Women’s Forum

March 13th, 6.30pm. Islington Town Hall, London

Political Freedom Fighters at Holloway, part of International Women’s Day celebrations. … read more

Interview with the Museum of London

Interview with the Museum of London

‘Prison to Parliament: the Suffragettes and Holloway. Caitlin Davies’ book Bad Girls delves into the history of Holloway, shedding new … read more

The Sunday Times reviews Bad Girls

‘Davies’ absorbing study serves up just enough sensationalism – and eccentricity – along with its serious inquiry. (She) uses the … read more

Pow! Festival

March 10th, 10.00am. Turner Contemporary, Margate

‘100 years and counting!’ A day of talks, debate, and discussion. POW! … read more

WOW Women of the World Festival

WOW Women of the World Festival

Caitlin took part in a panel discussion on ‘Gender Behind Bars’ as part of the Women of the World Festival … read more

Book Launch at the London Metropolitan Archives

Book Launch at the London Metropolitan Archives

Bad Girls launched at the London Metropolitan Archives, now home to the Holloway Prison archives. It was fantastic to celebrate … read more

A visit to Downview Prison

A visit to Downview Prison

Caitlin gave a talk about the suffragettes and Holloway Prison to current inmates at Downview, Surrey. This was part of … read more

Feature on Open Book: suffragette reading in prison

I joined Open Book, BBC Radio 4, to explain the importance of books to the suffragettes imprisoned in … read more

Holloway Prison and the struggle for the vote, The Islington Tribune

Interview with Emily Finch.

‘Suffragettes made the most of their prison experience – it was a powerfully run PR campaign. … read more

London Suffragette Sites in The Guardian

‘Smashed windows, broken rules: the dark suffragette sites of London’. Jo Griffin explores the importance of suffragette sites in London, … read more

‘A Ripping Good Read’ – Jeremy Corbyn MP

Jeremy Corbyn, Leader of the Labour Party and Leader of the Opposition, is MP for Islington North – the borough … read more