Lady Henry Somerset-inspired short historical romance in My Weekly magazine

Researching and writing the amazing life and work of Lady Henry Somerset has inspired me to do many things – not least of which was writing a short story entitled “Love Amongst the Lavender”, which has been published this week (issue dated June 19 – 25) in My Weekly.

The heroine of the story is a woman, a victim of alcohol abuse, who has spent time at Duxhurst, the village founded by Lady Henry. It also refers to a true historical event, Queen Victoria’s visit to a Surrey lavender farm.

History is full of fascinating stories which can be used as inspiration for fiction.

About rosblack

I am a freelance writer & author of 4 social history books, featuring female social reformers of the late 19th and early 20th century. In a previous life I managed a housing charity. I also give talks.
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