Christine Trent

About me

Christine is the author of the LADY OF ASHES historical mystery series, featuring Violet Harper, a Victorian undertaker, as well as several other historical novels. She has one perfect husband, five naughty cats, a ridiculous number of fountain pens, and shelves groaning with a countless number of dolls.

From my website

Opening of the Suez Canal, November 17, 1869

The entire plot basis for A GRAVE CELEBRATION was the opening of the Suez Canal in Egypt.  The canal  was the brainchild of Ferdinand de Lesseps (1805—1894), a Frenchman with a varied and distinguished diplomatic career before successfully completing a waterway linking the Mediterranean and Red Seas, effectively linking East…

Destination Gettysburg!

Over Halloween weekend I had the pleasure of visiting Gettysburg Battlefield Books & Collectibles for a signing. You might think, “What does Violet Harper, Undertaker Extraordinaire, have to do with a hallowed Civil War battlefield site?” Well, many of the mourning customs practiced in Great Britain were also practiced in…

Interesting Places in Great Britain: Old Operating Theatre

My husband and I have visited this location twice.  It is officially called the Old Operating Theatre Museum and Herb Garret, and you must travel a set of tiny, winding stairs inside St. Thomas Church in London to get to it.  It was once part of old St. Thomas Hospital,…

 
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