About

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Hi! I’m a writer, researcher and cultural historian based in London.

I write regular features on music, history and the arts for a wide range of publications including BBC Music Magazine, BBC History Magazine, Who Do You Think You Are? MagazineCoast Magazine and Opera Magazine. I have also curated several exhibitions and worked as a researcher on a series of high-profile documentary films.

My academic research has been published in a number of books and journals. I work mainly on nineteenth-century culture, and have particular interests in musical celebrity, death masks and Pre-Raphaelite art. I occasionally write about twentieth century music, too. My work has been funded by fellowships and awards from institutions including Princeton University and the National Portrait Gallery.

I’m currently writing a book on palmistry in Victorian London.

When I’m not in the library, I can usually be found in a graveyard or at a gig!