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  • Writer's pictureKatherine Woodfine

Stephen Fry's Edwardian Secrets

If you follow me on social media, you might have spotted something exciting I shared back in August. Earlier this year I was one of the guests on Stephen Fry's brand new podcast for Audible, Edwardian Secrets

Here's a bit more about the series:

Powered flight. Votes for women. Human sexuality. Mass migration. The psychology of dreams. The magic of the movies. Spies and detectives. Welcome to Stephen Fry’s Edwardian Secrets.

Perhaps thanks to TV period dramas, the popular imagination may picture the Edwardian era as an idyllic window between the wars, a time of manners and tea on the lawn. But below the surface lies a frenetic and often bizarre age where scientific leaps forward went hand in hand with belief in fairies, and secrets of sex, lies and murder simmered.

Across 12 episodes, in this sequel to his Victorian Secrets, Stephen Fry uncovers some of the startling and unexpected hidden histories of the Edwardians.

It was so much fun to be involved, and to put some of the endless research I did for the Sinclair's Mysteries and Taylor & Rose Secret Agents to good use, talking about everything from the fascinating world of 1900s children's literature to (of course) Edwardian lady detectives.

If  you'd like to have a listen, check it out on Audible here.

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