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The Trouble Club

The Trouble Club presents Dr Fern Riddell and Stephanie Theobald. Discussing books, sexuality, gender and unconventional people.

Dr Fern Riddell, a cultural historian and an expert in sex, suffrage and entertainment in the Victorian and Edwardian eras.

Her first book, The Victorian Guide To Sex, tackled the myths of Victorian prudishness. Her latest book, Death In Ten Minutes, is an explosive account of the Suffragette bomber and birth control activist, Kitty Marion. Fern’s unique research into the suffragettes, taken from Death In Ten Minutes, was used in the BAFTA Nominated documentary ‘Suffragettes with Lucy Worsley’. Historical Consultant for the BAFTA award-winning BBC and Amazon drama Ripper Street, she advises on both Specialist Factual and Drama productions for the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, Channel 5 and Sky Arts, and has appeared as an expert historian for radio and television internationally.

Stephanie Theobald a writer, journalist, novelist and traveller.

After graduating from Jesus College, Cambridge in 1989 with a degree in French and Spanish, she moved to Paris where she taught English and worked as a freelance journalist. In 1993 she left Paris to become Fashion Editor for The European. Her first three novels, Biche, Sucking Shrimp, and Trix were published between 2000 and 2004. Between 2004 and 2008, she was on staff at Harper’s Bazaar UK as senior editor, writer and reporter on the high society party beat. Her fourth novel, A Partial Indulgence, came out in 2010 and was hailed by The Times as delivering “art, sex, money, class . . . with enormous style”. She currently writes for publications including The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Elle and The Financial Times, her work focusing on sexuality, gender and unconventional people.

Earlier Event: August 23
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