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

How I Write

I am often asked how I go about writing my books. The most common three questions are: How do you come up with your ideas? How did you get the idea to write about a Victorian undertaker in the first place? What is your daily writing routine? I use the…

Interesting Places in Great Britain: The Royal Mews, Buckingham Palace

Mews:  a group of stables, typically with rooms above, built around a yard or along an alley. Originally referring to the royal stables on the site of the hawk mews at Charing Cross, London, the Royal Mews has been located at Buckingham Palace since 1820. I must confess that having…

Who was Mrs. Beeton?

Isabella Beeton, ca. 1854 If you follow me on Facebook, you know that I like to periodically offer tidbits of advice, recipes, and household cleaning solutions from Mrs. Beeton’s Book of Household Management. Who was this Mrs. Beeton? And how did she come to write a 1,000+ page tome on…

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