Agostino! And some news…

Last week I told you the story of my Great, Great Uncle Agostino, who features in my Victorian Scandals book. As you know, I didn’t have a photo at the time, but promised to publish one when I did. Thanks to my cousin Peter, I am now able to share a snap of Agostino with you! Hooray!

He is the man in the middle, wearing the three-piece-suit and looking roguish! 🙂 If you didn’t see last week’s blog, you can read it here.

 

In other news, I am happy to report that I will be appearing at Birkbeck University, London on Wednesday, 16 May. I will be taking part in a panel discussion, all about Marilyn Monroe as a feminist. Of course this fits in perfectly with the subject of my forthcoming book, The Girl and is something I feel extremely passionate about. The event is open to the public and completely free of charge, so I hope to see you there! You can find out more and book your tickets, here.

Stylist magazine has included The Girl in their top spring books list! They had this to say about the book: “Who doesn’t want to believe Marilyn Monroe was a feminist? Famous for a life tarnished by abandonment and abuse, Morgan’s reappraisal of the actress’ life and career is a welcome addition to the Monroe canon and shines a spotlight on her fierce fight for an independent career.” You can visit the Stylist website here.

And finally, I was absolutely thrilled to receive the audio book version of The Battered Body Beneath the Flagstones and Other Victorian Scandals. Read by Anne Dover, it is 11 hours long and is totally unabridged. I listened to some of the book yesterday (while I was doing the dishes!) and I was so impressed with Anne’s work on the book. She really does bring the stories alive, and speaks in many different accents too. Listening to the audio makes me think that the book would make a terrific drama series, so if there are any producers out there, feel free to get in touch! 🙂

You can find out more about the audio book, here.

That’s everything for now, but in the run-up to the publication of The Battered Body (just next week!) and The Girl next month, I’m sure I’ll have lots of news to share, so please come back often.

Until next time,

Michelle x

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