The Other Side to the Story: Abortion and Family Planning

Tucked away in The Guardian supplement G2 this week was a fascinating article on how the media has long sensationalised abortion. The writer, Kate Manning, argued that “Victorian coverage set the tone” and looked at the ways in which the nineteenth-century press (like some of its modern-day counterparts) demonised abortion and abortionists – even those…

“The Imbecile Lady”

Over the last fortnight I’ve felt so much respect for all the disciplined Victorianists currently making their way through Wilkie Collins’ No Name (1862) in week-by-week instalments as part of the No Name Reading Project. I have to confess that, though I came across the Project mid-way through reading the novel, rather than slow my…