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Lucy Adlington

The Red Ribbon

About the Author

Lucy Adlington took an English degree from the University of Cambridge and an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York.

After many years running unique hands-on history workshops and presentations for museums, schools and heritage sites, Lucy now specialises in costume history, with a passion for the early twentieth century. She collects nineteenth-and twentieth-century costume. Her ambition is to own an eighteenth-century gown of Spitalfields silk. She runs the popular ‘HistoryWardrobe’ series of talks – delightful costume-in-context presentations, all featuring original garments and accessories.

Lucy’s costume history books, Great War Fashion and Fashion: Women in World War One, are rich with unique images and anecdotes. Lucy also writes history inspired novels for young adults. Her first five novels, including the award-winning Diary of Pelly D, Carnegie nominated Burning Mountain and the exciting new Night Witches, are published by Hodder Children’s Books.

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Books by Lucy Adlington published by Candlewick

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