Judith Flanders

Senior Research Fellow in Nineteenth Century Social History

Judith Flanders graduated with a degree in History from Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY, and then spent two decades as a publisher, working for Penguin Books, Thames and Hudson and Weidenfeld & Nicolson. She then began to write, and in 2001 her first book, A Circle of Sisters, was published, being shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award on the day of publication. In 2003, Inside the Victorian House: Domestic Life from Childbirth to Deathbed (Inside the Victorian Home in the USA, 2004), made the UK bestseller lists, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards History Book of the Year. Consuming Passions: Leisure and Pleasure in Victorian Britain followed in 2006, with The Invention of Murder published in 2011.

Judith Flanders is also an arts journalist, reviewing dance and the visual arts.

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  • HRI

    Judith Flanders, The Invention of Murder: How the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime (London: HarperPress, 2011)

  • HRI

    Judith Flanders, Consuming Passions: Leisure and pleasure in Victorian Britain (London: Harper, pbk 2007)