‘Dear Bradshaw’: Railway Travel, Detective Fiction, and the Actor’s Life

Gabrielle Malcolm (Canterbury Christ Church University) In September of 2012 I had the opportunity to present a public lecture at the Canterbury St Margaret’s Street branch of Waterstone’s Bookshops. I was there to discuss and promote ‘neglected’ Victorians – no, not waifs and paupers, but those poor, forsaken authors that are no longer widely read. Mary Braddon is still, but less and less so every year, included in this canon of the marginalised. My lecture was part of the public

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