I read English Literature at Brasenose College, Oxford, before completing an MA and then a PhD at Cardiff University. My doctoral thesis was entitled ‘The Idea of the Book in Late-Victorian Fiction’ and focused on the role of books in the writings of Oscar Wilde, Robert Louis Stevenson, M.R. James and E.M. Forster. Current research interests include the history of the book, literary representations of the male body and intersections between literature and archaeology at the turn of the twentieth century. I am particularly interested in Victorian and Edwardian adventure and supernatural narratives.