25 July 2018
Two lovely pieces of news during the last few days: firstly, I heard that Hearts and Minds is one of the twelve long-listed books for the Historical Writers' Association Non-Fiction Crown for 2018. I think the short-list is announced in September. Then my editor told me that during the six months since its publication, the book has moved into the top 10 best-selling history books. Oh - and the Mail on Sunday had it as one of their 100 Hot Reads for the summer... A good week at the office.
13 June 2018
Hearts and Minds.
This is such an exciting year! I counted up recently; from publication of the hardback in January 2018, I’ve been booked for over 60 engagements: more than ever before.
Most are live talks; some are broadcasts on radio and TV or podcasts. Have a look at my events page for links, and for forthcoming appearances. I love meeting readers, so do come and say hello.
13 June 2018
Work in Progress.
My 11th book is about the first women in the traditional professions of Law, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Academia and the Church. I’m provisionally calling it Ladies Can’t Climb Ladders: that was one of the best arguments architects came up with in the 1920s for keeping women out of their profession.
The book will span the years between 1919, when the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act was passed, and 1939. If you know of any women who trained or worked in these fields at that time, please let me know! Publication is by PenguinRandomHouse in early 2020.
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