Welcome to my website. I’m an author, art historian, public speaker and broadcaster, specialising in literature, art, history and social history from the 19th and early 20th centuries. I’m also an award-winning travel writer with a love of the environment: cetaceans are one of my passions and I am a volunteer speaker for the Whales & Dolphins Conservation Society.

As a great great great granddaughter of Charles and Catherine Dickens, I’ve grown up with an interest in my family history. For the last decade I’ve been a Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London – I’m also the Patron of the Norwegian Pickwick Club!