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Joanne Major

Author, Historian & Genealogist

OUT NOW, Kitty Fisher: The First Female Celebrity


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Kitty Fisher: The First Female Celebrity

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All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth-Century

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A History of the Dukes of Bolton, 1600-1815: Love Loyalty




If time travel could be achieved... video clips of Kitty's horsing accident in the Mall would have broken the internet, shut TikTok down, gone viral.


(Review of Kitty Fisher: The First Female Celebrity)

Dr JoAnn LoSavio's book reviews

Reading the first few pages of this absorbing biography, it is hard to believe that the authors haven't concocted a wild historical spoof, for this truly is an amazing story.


(Review of A Georgian Heroine)

Jane Austen's Regency World, May/June 2018

Courtesan. Spy. Survivor. A gripping and meticulously researched account of the swashbuckling life of one of history's most overlooked heroines.

(Review of An Infamous Mistress)

Hallie Rubenhold, author of The Five



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I often feel as if I spend my life with one foot in the present and one in the past, and have a particular love for the long eighteenth century. History, reading, writing and story-telling are my passions, and I hold an MA in Creative Writing from the University of Lincoln. Having co-authored several historical biographies and a collection of true tales, my latest book is a biography of the Georgian era’s most fascinating woman, Kitty Fisher.

Kitty Fisher: The First Female Celebrity is available now, from your favourite bookshop or direct from my publisher, Pen and Sword Books. I can’t wait to share the story of Kitty's life with you.


For more information on Kitty Fisher, and my earlier books, just click on the books tab above.

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