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Welcome! I’m Lucy Worsley, by day Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, and by night a writer of history books.

My newest book is A Very British Murder, published in the US as The Art of the English Murder: From Jack the Ripper and Sherlock Holmes to Agatha Christie and Alfred Hitchcock, a history of how we came to ‘enjoy’ crime. It builds on my BBC Four series of the same title. My next televisual outing will be a new series called ‘Dancing Cheek to Cheek: An Intimate History of Dance’, that’ll be in BBC Four some time in November.

Thanks for visiting, do come on in & look around, and I hope to meet you in the flesh at one of my talks some day!

Home page photo by Tim Stubbings.

From My Blog

A bit of a swoon about Chicago private eye V.I. Warshawski

In the 1980s I was a bit of a stalker. Fortunately, the object of my affections was not a person but a thing: it was West Bridgford Library in the suburb of Nottingham where we lived. I can’t really remember how I started ‘working’ there – something to do with the Girl Guides, I think

Preview: The Museum of London’s Sherlock Holmes exhibition, opens 17th October

My preview from the Express this weekend… Sherlock fans!  The game’s afoot.  From Friday we’ll be able to get closer than ever to the greatest detective who never lived.  Better still, we’ll be able to travel back in time to visit his foggy, gas-lit and crime-ridden city.  The Museum of London’s new Sherlock Holmes exhibition opens this

Reading old diaries – and very interesting it is too! (For me, at least.)

Over the last few weeks I’ve been re-reading some old diaries of mine, because I’m going to take part in a radio programme called ‘My Teenage Diary’. As you can see from this picture of my big box of old diaries, I have plenty of material from which to choose.  Ooh, and even if I