Category Archives: News & Press Coverage

5 Best Books on Female Crooks

True stories about professional female crooks are very rare – here’s 5 of the best which inspired Queens of the read more

Standard Issue Podcast

‘Caitlin is the cat’s fancy tracksuit when it comes to writing about women, crime and punishment’ – a Standard Issue … read more

Gangster Girls

The Daily Mail have covered 6 women who feature in Queens of the Underworld, renaming them Gangster Girls…… read more

Authors of the Thames

Photo: Michael White

Photographer Michael White is currently embarking on a new project, Authors of the Thames, in which … read more

Highgate Library Queens Talk

I’ll be talking about Queens of the Underworld at Highgate Library, London N19, on December 9th, 7pm. The event is … read more

400 Years of Female Rebellion

‘400 Years of Female Rebellion’ is a free online event on December 6th.

I’ll be giving an illustrated talk on … read more

Crime Readers’ Association

Queens of the Underworld features in the latest edition of the Crime Readers’ Association Case Files magazine. Info on joining … read more

Monocle Reads

I chatted to Georgina Godwin about Queens of the Underworld on Monocle 24. Listen more

Spectator Review

Julie Bindel has reviewed Queens of the Underworld  for The Spectator:

‘A rollicking account of all kinds of crime committed … read more

Queens Launch

Queens of the Underworld was launched at the Great Scotland Yard Hotel – on the site of the original headquarters … read more

Wild Words Festival

I’ll be joining a panel at Wild Words Festival, a new literary festival set in a beautiful Hertfordshire field with … read more

BBC Radio London

I chatted to Robert Elms about Queens of the Underworld, listen here (1 hour, 39 minutes into the show).… read more

Overnights talkRADIO

I chatted to Paul Ross about Queens of the Underworld on Overnights, talkRadio.

‘An amazing book and a brilliant read….a

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Talk Radio Europe

I chatted with Selina MacKenzie on her Lifestyles show, TRE Talk Radio Europe, about the women who inspired Queens of read more

Writers & Rejection

How do writers deal with rejection? Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund Fellows … read more

Diamond Dolly

Nottingham Evening Post, November 1923


The Crime Readers’ Association has run a piece on one of the women from … read more

The New Yorker

‘Who owns the legacy of a women’s prison?’ The New Yorker has run a feature on the history and future … read more

Writing Advice

Vox is a series of bite-size audio recordings in which Royal Literary Fund Fellows explore topics around writing. In this … read more

Borderlines Book Festival

I’ll be talking about Queens of the Underworld at Borderlines Carlisle Book Festival on Sunday October 3rd – Tullie House … read more

Bookseller Season Highlights

Queens of the Underworld is a ‘season highlight’ in the Bookseller Non-Fiction Buyer’s Guide for autumn.

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Arvon Tutored Retreat

I’m excited to be returning to the Hurst to tutor on a residential Tutored Retreat: Fiction course, with Jacob Ross, … read more

Holloway Women’s Building Winners

The winners of the Make Space for Women competition have been announced – a stunning selection of bold and inspiring

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City Lit Fiction Course


I’m looking forward to teaching an Autobiography into Fiction course for City Lit on April 24th, where we will … read more

Story Board launches

I’m excited to be launching a new mentoring service with author and journalist Caroline Brothers. We’re offering support, guidance and … read more

City Academy Writing Courses

I’m delighted to be joining City Academy, and look forward to teaching Online Blogging (July 8-Aug 12), Online Creative Writing … read more

Interview with Leslie Tate

Author and poet Leslie Tate runs weekly interviews on the creative life, this week I chat about Bad Girls and … read more

Make Space for Women Competition

Holloway Prison, the most infamous jail for women in Europe, closed in 2016. Campaigners have been working tirelessly ever since … read more

The Ladies’ Pond: Katy Carr

Singer Katy Carr is about to release her new album Providence, which includes a wonderful song on the Hampstead … read more

Kenwood Ladies’ Pond Photo Book


Photographer Ruth Corney has published a book celebrating 20 years of photographing the Kenwood Ladies’ Pond on Hampstead Heath … read more

The Man Fish – Harry Gurr

Harry Gurr, champion swimmer of England in the 1860s, was also known as the Man Fish and was famous for … read more