May 25, 2016

An exploration of Covent Garden whores, then and now.

By Angela Elliott


Visit Covent Garden today and you are surrounded, not only by history, but also by tourists intent on pleasure. From chic eateries to Opera House, boutiques to flagship Apple store, clubs to coffee...

April 14, 2016


 Inside the old theatre - circa 1804


In 1808 the old Covent Garden Theatre burned to the ground. Although this is slightly outside the time period of the Venus Squared series of novels, I was so taken by this description of that event I’ve posted it here, in its entir...

April 14, 2016


Lovers of the 18th century will be very familiar with this Hogarth, called The Orgy. The original hangs in Sir John Soanes Museum in London. It's part of The Rake's Progress, a series of paintings that show the progress of Tom Rakewell from young man about town to his...

April 14, 2016

READ HER EXCLUSIVE STORY - Chapter One of The Finish


The Year of our Lord, 1769


In which I tell of a man’s death.


In the dead of night when our door is locked against thieves, dogs and the devil in disguise, the moans of men come to my ears. Some promise themselves man...

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