New biography of the Duchess of Sutherland

The Life and Times of Mary, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland, by Catherine Layton, has been released by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. It tells the full story of May Caroline, who in 1893 was imprisoned at Holloway. Catherine, an academic who lives in Australia, is related to May Caroline’s third husband and she gave me invaluable help when it came to writing about the Duchess in Bad Girls.