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Judith Flanders
Judith Flanders was born in London, England, in 1959. She moved to Montreal, Canada, when she was two, and spent her childhood there, apart from a year in Israel in 1972, where she signally failed to master Hebrew.After university, Judith returned to London and began working as an editor for... show more

Judith Flanders was born in London, England, in 1959. She moved to Montreal, Canada, when she was two, and spent her childhood there, apart from a year in Israel in 1972, where she signally failed to master Hebrew.After university, Judith returned to London and began working as an editor for various publishing houses. After this 17-year misstep, she began to write and in 2001 her first book, A Circle of Sisters, the biography of four Victorian sisters, was published to great acclaim, and nominated for the Guardian First Book Award. In 2004, Inside the Victorian Home received widespread praise, and was shortlisted for the British Book Awards History Book of the Year. In 2006, Consuming Passions was published. Her book, The Invention of Murder, was shortlisted for the 2011 CWA Non-Fiction Dagger. Her most recent book The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London was published in 2012.Judith also contributes articles, features and reviews for a number of newspapers and magazines. Her home on he web can be found at http://www.judithflanders.co.uk/usa
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Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 3 months ago
Flanders writes a great mystery, whose main character has a dry wit that I enjoy. Howl of Wolves is centred around a theatre production, which isn't one of my favourite settings, but it worked. I enjoyed watching Sam put facts and observations together without wedging herself in where she didn't b...
Merle
Merle rated it 3 years ago
This is an engaging and informative survey of daily and home life for the middle classes in Victorian England. It is organized by rooms of the house, but the author uses each room as a segue to discuss various aspects of Victorian life: the nursery leads us to childrearing and the education of girls...
Murder by Death
Murder by Death rated it 4 years ago
Flanders delivers again - with the exception of one scene that asked too much suspension of disbelief, I had a great time with this book. Helping a neighbour check on her missing friend, Sam is sucked into a well-intentioned case of B&E, but when that friend turns up dead in an arson-related house...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it 4 years ago
Book: The Invention of Murder Author: Judith Flanders Genre: Nonfiction/Mystery/History of Murder/Victorian England Summary: Murder in the nineteenth century was rare. But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous, with cold-blooded killings transformed into novels, broadsides, b...
Sailing in a Sea of Words
Sailing in a Sea of Words rated it 4 years ago
Book: The Invention of Murder Author: Judith Flanders Genre: Nonfiction/Mystery/History of Murder/Victorian England Summary: Murder in the nineteenth century was rare. But murder as sensation and entertainment became ubiquitous, with cold-blooded killings transformed into novels, broadsides, b...
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