Category Archives: News & Press Coverage

Edith Thompson Reburial

The hearse arrives at City of London Cemetery


November 22, 2018

Edith Thompson, executed at Holloway Prison in 1923 … read more

Courageous Women Tour

The Ham & High covers the Unbound Courageous Women bookshop tour.… read more

Bad Girls Audio Book

Bad Girls has been released as an audio book by ISIS Audio Books, narrated by Annie Aldington.… read more

Mercedes Gleitze Biography

In 1927, Mercedes Gleitze became the first British woman to swim the English Channel. Now her daughter Doloranda Pember has … read more

Bad Girls Paperback

Bad Girls will be published in paperback on February 21st, 2019, with a brand new cover!… read more

Outdoor Swimmer Magazine

This month’s Outdoor Swimmer Magazine features Daisy Belle and a chat with Ella Foote about the women and ponds that … read more

Author in the Spotlight

I joined the Portobello Book Blog to answer questions about Daisy Belle and the writing life

and Laura Morningstar for … read more

The Victorian Women Who Inspired Daisy Belle


Daisy Belle was inspired by two forgotten Victorian champions – Agnes Beckwith and Annie Luker. Here’s a guest post … read more

Audio Book for Daisy Belle


Daisy Belle is a ‘must read’ for September on Bookchoice. It is one of eight featured books, offered … read more


I joined journalist Ella Foote this week for a ‘swimterview’ at the Mixed Pond on Hampstead Heath in London, the … read more

openDemocracy features Bad Girls


‘Black women were disproportionately jailed and mistreated in London’s infamous Holloway Prison’ – openDemocracy, the independent global media … read more

Inspirational Agnes

The Camden New Journal ran a feature on the inspiration behind Daisy Belle, ‘a woman born into a world that … read more

Read Daisy Belle on The Pigeonhole

Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World  will be offered to readers via The Pigeonhole next month. Subscribing to The … read more

Daisy Belle Blog Tour

Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World will be on a blog tour in August. The tour will include reviews, … read more

Daisy Belle is Born

July 18th

The first copies of Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the World arrived today, the culmination of a crowdfunding … read more

American students study Bad Girls

As from this autumn, students at Endicott College in the USA will be studying Bad Girls as part of their … read more

Swimming, Books & Courageous Women

The new books magazine Strong Words has run an interview on the background to Daisy Belle: Swimming Champion of the read more

Holloway Prison Exhibition

Islington Museum will be putting on an exhibition about Holloway Prison, with a focus on ‘the voices which remain unknown … read more

Almeida Theatre & Bad Girls

June 12th

Last night was press night at the Almeida Theatre in Islington, London, for a new production of Machinal, … read more

Suffragette Banners

Following a talk about the suffragettes and Holloway Prison at HMP Downview in Surrey earlier this year, inmates produced stunning … read more

10 Wonderful Books About Swimming

Strong Words, a new magazine about books, has listed ’10 wonderful books about swimming’, both fiction and non-fiction. They … read more

Jewish Chronicle extract


The Jewish Chronicle has run an extract from Bad Girls, from one of the chapters about Holloway Prison … read more

Washington Post Summer Reading


‘What your favorite authors are reading this summer’ – The Washington Post asked 11 writers what books they will … read more

Bad Girls and the Chalk Garden

Actor Amanda Root has been reading Bad Girls to help her understand Miss Madrigal – the character she plays in … read more

Double Standards of Justice

One of the joys of writing a book is hearing readers’ reactions, especially when they relate their personal or professional … read more

Holloway and the Victorian Supersleuth








Author Angela Buckley – the Victorian Supersleuth – has often found her criminal … read more

Islington History Society feature

The Spring issue of the Journal of the Islington Archaeology & History Society featured Holloway Prison on its cover, as … read more

New biography of the Duchess of Sutherland









The Life and Times of Mary, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland, by … read more

Arvon non-fiction tutored retreat

I’m thrilled to be a tutor on Arvon’s non-fiction tutored retreat – ‘Finding the heart of your non-fiction story’ – … 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