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  • The Profligate Son; Or, A True Story of Family Conflict, Fashionable Vice and Financial Ruin in Regency England – (OUP, Oxford and Basic Books, New York, 2013) – Buy on Amazon UK

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  • Women in Business, 1700-1850 – (Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2006) – Buy on Amazon UK

Academic Articles

‘Convicting the Wealthy Criminal: A Case Study of the Impact of Wealth on the Criminal Justice System in Early Nineteenth-Century England’ in Crime, History & Societies/ Crime, Histoire & Sociétés, 17, 1 (2013), pp. 29-52.

Parenting the Profligate Son: Masculinity, Gentility and Juvenile Delinquency, 1790-1814 – in Gender & History, 22, 1 (April, 2010), pp. 92-108.

With S. Spencer, Earning and Learning in Women’s History, an introduction to – co-edited issue of Women’s History Review, 13, 3 (2004), pp. 341-45.

“That Characteristically English Institution”: City Livery Companies, State Legislation and Women Governors of Endowed Girl’s Secondary Schools in Britain, 1850-1930 – in History of Education Researcher, 72 (May, 2003), pp. 40-49.

Gender, Trade and Nationalism in Eighteenth-Century Britain in Women’s History Magazine, 42 (2002), pp. 14-21.

Magazine Articles

Advice to the Teens – History Today, 62, 6 (December, 2013), p. 46-48. Read Preview

The Future of our History – Family Tree magazine, (September, 2011), pp. 54-56.

Family History: Calling Up Your Ancestors – History Today, 62, 6 (2012), p. 7. Read Article

A tale of juvenile folly turning into serious crime is afforded by Nicola Phillips’s splendid ‘The Profligate Son’… [which] charts the boy’s chosen path to its sordid and inevitable end and in the process makes an age come wonderfully alive

Wall Street Journal, October 19, 2013