Janet formed part of the panel discussing Aphra Behn on 12 Oct on BBC Radio 4. You can listen to the Podcast here. Melvyn Bragg and guests, including Janet, discussed Aphra Behn (1640-1689), who made her name and her living as a playwright, poet and writer of fiction under the Restoration. Virginia Woolf wrote of her: […]
I am delighted to have contributed an article on Geoffrey Humphries, who painted my official portrait for Lucy Cavendish College. The portrait is reproduced in this beautiful book.
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.
Review in JASNA Newsletter February 2017 A Gothic Genius A Man of Genius By Janet Todd. Bitter Lemon Press, 347 pages. Hardcover. $24.95. Review by Diana Birchall. This novel is not about Jane Austen or her writing, nor does she put in an appearance. Yet it could hardly have been written without her, for its […]