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

Curse of the Poppy Emily Organ
Limelight by Emily Organ a Victorian mystery
The Rookery by Emily Organ
The Maids Secret by Emily Organ
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Emily Organ Writer

1 day 17 hours ago

Writing descriptions of historical places requires a lot of research so I'm overjoyed to discover the Bermondsey Stink Map πŸ˜ƒ This is an illustration of what Bermondsey smelt like in bygone times - quite stomach churning apparently! πŸ’©

Bermondsey is one of the locations in the sixth Penny Green book. I could do with some stink maps for other parts of London too!

Pickle, Biscuits And Dog Poo: This Hand Drawn Map Shows The Smells Of Bermondsey

Emily Organ Writer

3 days 17 hours ago

St James's Square features in Curse of the Poppy and has been an exclusive location in London for most of its history. Laid out in the 17th century, St James's Square has been home to three prime ministers, Nancy Astor, Ada Lovelace (pioneering mathematician and Lord Byron's daughter) and General Eisenhower's UK HQ in WWII.

These days the formerly fashionable townhouses are occupied by corporations, including BP and Rolex, a few private members clubs and the London Library. You can rent an apartment in St James's Square if you can afford Β£5,000+ a week in rent πŸ˜‚

Emily Organ Writer

1 week 1 day ago

Thank you for being patient paperback readers - Curse of the Poppy is out now in real life paper form! πŸ˜ƒπŸŽ‰πŸ‘