I was recently interviewed by the lovely folk at Talk Radio Europe. Why not listen the the podcast where I talk about the life of Aphra Behn: A Secret Life with their presenter and discuss her intriguing life story. Listen here.
Janet Todd is thrilled to be the guest post in June’s issue of The HWA – Historia Magazine talking about her life, Aphra Behn and women writers. Read the article in full to find out more.
Jeremy Sallis chatted to Janet at lunchtime on the 23rd June 2017 about the remarkable Aphra Behn. (Listen again to the interview – starts 0:22 – available for a limited time only)
The launch party took place on the 13th June 2017 at Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge yesterday evening and was very well-received by all. Thanks to all those who came along and especially to Vicky Gilder, David Wightman, and Katherine Bright-Holmes for so much support and to Jane Monson for reading Aphra. #aphrabehn #booklaunch The book […]
“Janet Todd has combed the archives, explored all the possible options, and made connections based on probabilities in such a way that a credible picture emerges of the life and personality of this fascinating, talented woman.” Read the full review here.
On Sunday July 2nd Janet Todd will be speaking at the Bradford Literature Festival. The panel, made up of historian, Carol Dyhouse, authors, Moni Mohsin and Janet Todd, will examine what it is about the character of Mr Darcy that has set the bar for heroic heartthrobs ever since. Why is it that this particular man […]
“..whether you are in search of a biography of a fascinating woman or one of a hugely influential writer or seek a window onto the political, literary and cultural landscape of Restoration England you will find all three in this page-turning book.” Read the full review here.
What happens when an eminent scholar and biographer turns her hand to fiction? In the case of Janet Todd’s A Man of Genius, we get a highly distinctive, engrossing tale of mystery and madness, centering on a woman writer of one of those “horrid books” that were so popular around Jane Austen’s time. In Todd’s novel, […]
Review by Jeff Grimm A Man of Genius by Janet Todd is a psychological page turner. It delves deeply into the interactions between a female writer and a genius/borderline madman. Here is brief summary from the publisher: A Man of Genius portrays a psychological journey from safety into obsession and secrecy. It mirrors a physical journey from flamboyant […]
By Historical Novel Society In 1816 London, Ann St. Clair supports herself by writing gothic horror novels. Her cold, cruel mother had rejected her as a child, and her father had died before her birth. Remaining a spinster, Ann surrounds herself with other artistic types. The long war with France is over, Napoleon defeated, and […]