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Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson

Frances Wilson has a PhD in Henry James and lectured in English Literature for 15 years before becoming a freelance writer.

She is author of Literary Seductions: Compulsive Writers and Diverted Readers; The Courtesan’s Revenge: Harriette Wilson, the Woman who Blackmailed the King and The Ballad of Dorothy Wordsworth, which won the British Academy Rose Mary Crawshay Prize.

She is a member of the Royal Society of Literature and is currently writing a biography of J Bruce Ismay, chairman of the company that owned the ill-fated trans-Atlantic liner, the Titanic.

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