Public Speaking

I have had the pleasure of speaking to over two hundred different groups and meeting a wide variety of wonderful people in the past five years.

The titles of my talks are as follows:

phrenologyInside the Writer’s Mind

My journey from dyslexic NHS manager to Award- Winning Author.

 The Publishing Industry

Everything you wanted to know the multimillion pound industry but were afraid to ask.


Put that Light Out: Britain’s WW2 Civil Defence. It wasn’t just Dad’s Army: how they were set up and what they did.


What your Granny really did in the Blackout: WW2 the golden age of crime, scams and scandals.


The Wonder of the Age.

In 1824 Marc Brunel father of Isambard attempted something never done before; build a tunnel under the river Thames. He did and it’s still in used today but he did have just a few problems along the way.

artillery_passage_c_1890A Walk on the Wild Side

Let me take you on a virtual stroll down the crowded highways and notorious alleyways of Victorian East London. (PowerPoint)

doctor-victorian 2Trust me I’m a Victorian Doctor

Let me guide you through the bizarre and sometime outright dangerous ways in which illness and infirmity were dealt with by doctors and medics in the 19th century (PowerPoint)

victorian childrenWhat Didn’t Kill Us…

With infant mortality in some areas of London as high as 60% for most children in the 19th century just reaching double figures was an achievement and I’ll bring to life the precarious journey to adulthood for the 19th century child vividly to life. (PowerPoint)

victorian policmanHello, Hello, Hello, What’s all this Then?

Long before the Krays were a household name East London was synonymous with organised crime and horrific murders. It was where the first police force was founded and the last pirate hung. Using police records and contemporary sources I’ll explore this notorious side of Victorian East London life (PowerPoint)

3839724415_4c101aca1bDistrict Nursing before the NHS

Most of us have never known life without the NHS but using my experiences as a registered district nurse and extensive research into my profession I’ll show you just how very different life was before the introduction of the Welfare State in 1948. (PowerPoint)

The first in the new Stepney Girl’s Series

A Child of the East End

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