The Penny Green Series

A series of mysteries set in late 19th century London and featuring the intrepid Fleet Street reporter Penny Green. The books can be read in any order. See all of Emily's books

Limelight by Emily Organ a Victorian mystery
The Rookery by Emily Organ
The Maids Secret by Emily Organ
The Inventor by Emily Organ
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Emily Organ Writer

2 days 13 hours ago

In The Inventor, Penny's young niece enjoys visiting the Crystal Palace dinosaurs. Created in the 1850s, these concrete statues were the first attempt in the world to model full-scale dinosaurs. As the Victorians learnt more about dinosaurs it wasn't long before some of the statues were criticised for being anatomically incorrect. But hey, someone had to make a first attempt ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

What's best about these dinosaurs is that they've survived for over 160 years! ๐Ÿฆ– Visitors to Crystal Palace can see them today and there's a great website about them maintained by the Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs:

Emily Organ Writer

4 days 11 hours ago

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Emily Organ Writer

1 week 1 day ago

Arnold Bennett was a respected author and journalist in Victorian England. By the end of the 19th century there were so many female journalists that Bennett decided to write a book called 'Journalism for Women: A Practical Guide' in 1898. Although his advice was probably well intentioned, his approach reflected attitudes of the time:

"The women-journalists as a body have faultsโ€ฆ They seem to me to be traceable either to an imperfect development of the sense of order, or to a certain lack of self-control."

After ploughing through paragraphs such as these, aspiring lady journalists were then expected to follow his advice. I wonder what Penny would have made of him? ๐Ÿ˜„