dictionaryPalgrave Macmillan Dictionary of Women’s Biography
4th edition, 2005,

Edited by Jenny Uglow, updated by Maggy Hendry

‘An excellent source …. Fascinating’, Daily Express

A valuable and necessary volume’, Literary Review


Now a classic (if sometimes irreverent) reference book, this contains short biographies of over 2,500 women, from Cleopatra to Condoleeza Rice, Jane Austen to Madonna. Historical coverage has been broadened to include new research, and the scope ranges from politicians and poisoners, mountaineers and scientists, to activists from Afghanistan, Africa, Australia, India and South America. ISBN 1403934487
Winner of the Fawcett Society Prize

The Vintage Book of Ghosts

‘A wonderful, bursting anthology… hauntingly irresistible’, Nicholas Wollaston, Observer

This packed anthology picks gems from the literature of spooks, from Gilgamesh to Ghostbusters, from the Bible and Norse epics to writers of today, including Seamus Heaney, Peter Ackroyd, Haruki Murakami, A.S. Byatt and Will Self. Covering cultures from Japan to West Africa, Finland to New Zealand it is full of thrills, but also insights into our hidden feelings about death, longing and loss.

ISBN 0099744813

Contact: Miriam Toibin, miriam@rcwlitagency.com