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Suffragettes march on Buckingham Palace

On 21st May 1914, Emmeline Pankhurst was arrested at the gates of Buckingham Palace. She was trying to lead a delegation to see King George V - but more than 2,000 police officers were sent to stop her.

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Who were the first female detectives in Britain?

In the Iris Woodmore Mysteries, Iris is a young journalist who turns sleuth. The novels are set in the 1920s, and there were no female detectives in the British police force at this time. But all that was about to change…

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My inspiration for Death at Crookham Hall

Inspiration for Death at Crookham Hall struck in 2018 in the Houses of Parliament at the centenary of the Representation of the People Act 1918. Despite the Act, a third of women still couldn't vote, and the fight for equality was far from over...

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