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Enjoy a cocktail with Percy Baverstock

Percy Baverstock is a favourite character from The Suffragette's Daughter, so when I was invited to enjoy a cocktail with one of my characters, he was the perfect choice. We meet Percy at the Tequila Mockingbird Cocktail Bar...

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Favourite poisons in 1920s crime fiction

Poison was a popular method of committing murder in 1920s and 1930s crime fiction. These are the decades considered to be the Golden Age of Detective Fiction, and cyanide, arsenic and strychnine were in plentiful supply in the novels of this period...

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Real life murder on the Basingstoke Canal

In my novel, The Suffragette’s Daughter, a murder takes place in 1920 in the real-life location of the Basingstoke Canal as it runs through Crookham. When I wrote this book, I had no idea that a tragic murder had taken place there in 1925…

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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 Suffragette’s Daughter, Iris Woodmore is a young journalist who turns sleuth. The novel is set in 1920, 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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