Naomi Clifford (aka Naomi Lourie Klein) focuses on historical subjects, drawing out true-life stories from the the British Library Newspaper archives. Her latest book, The Disappearance of Maria Glenn, published by Pen and Sword, explores the world of love and marriage in the era of Jane Austen and relates the roller coaster fortunes of a teenage heiress stolen from her family in order to forcibly marry her to a young farmer. Women and the Gallows 1797-1837 will be out in November.
Naomi has long experience in journalism and online projects but, as she says, her first love is libraries and archives. “I get a buzz out of just being there amongst the original sources – and when I start delving into the archives I feel like a detective on a case.”