All of a sudden, through tinkering here and there with a few things in the evenings, checking out some rogue references, and doing a lot of thinking, I discover that I have a completed, checked prologue, the first three chapters in tip-top shape, and a covering letter with a gripping synopsis ready to go to a literary agent. I’ll be sending it off on Monday…I can’t quite believe I’m here.
About Caroline Shenton
Dr Caroline Shenton is an archivist and historian. She was formerly Director of the Parliamentary Archives in London, and before that was a senior archivist at the National Archives. Her book The Day Parliament Burned Down won the Political Book of the Year Award in 2013 and Mary Beard called it 'microhistory at its absolute best' while Dan Jones considered it 'glorious'. Its acclaimed sequel, Mr Barryís War, about the rebuilding of the Palace of Westminster, was a Book of the Year in 2016 for The Daily Telegraph and BBC History Magazine and was described by Lucy Worsley as 'a real jewel, finely wrought and beautiful'. During 2017 Caroline will be Political Writer in Residence at Gladstone's Library.