This Lovely City

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So for a couple of years I wrote a blog. It was a bit of a mixture of book reviews, articles on historical Black figures who had links to London, and a bit on my journey to become a ‘proper writer’. I haven’t blogged for a year or so, deciding to focus my writing time […]

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The Daughters of Ira Aldridge

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Until recently many people hadn’t heard of the actor Ira Aldridge, a black Shakespearean actor. Aldridge was at one point, in the mid-nineteenth century, the highest paid actor in Russia. I came across his story when I started researching my novel, set in 1850s London, and decided to use his experiences as a template for […]