Angela Buckley

Angela 155v1My life in crime began with my own family. Whilst taking a break from my full time teaching career (Modern Foreign Languages), I began researching my family tree. It wasn’t long before I came across some skeletons rattling loudly in the family cupboard. Although they were mostly petty crimes: swearing, drunkenness, theft and criminal damage, it was exciting to find ‘criminals’ in my family’s past. With the shocking discovery of a nefarious ancestor, who kept a brothel in the slums of Manchester, my interest in the dark Victorian underworld was kindled.

I have published many articles about social and family history and I am a regular contributor to family history publications. My first book, The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Story of Jerome Caminada, is published by Pen and Sword Books.

I now have a second blog, dedicated to family history: Stories from Shanklin Manor – all welcome!

8 thoughts on “Angela Buckley”

    • Victorian Supersleuth said:

      Thank you so much, Suzie for writing your story for the blog – it’s a wonderful tale and I can imagine Samuel’s blushes as he was caught in the act (unless it was all a misunderstanding of course!!) I’m thrilled to work with you through the blogs and books etc and I love reading your wonderful writing. I really appreciate all your support and friendship too xxx

  1. Hi Angela,

    I wonder whether you get in touch a d would be willing to do an interview for the About Manchester site about the new book?

  2. Frances Perryer said:

    Hi Angela – I’m working for author Charles van Onselen on a book called Showdown at the Red Lion to be published later this year. It’s about an Ancoats lad who makes his way to South Africa and has his heyday as a highwayman and safe-blaster on the Witwatersrand goldfields. Bob Horridge is mentioned in the book and we’d really like to use the image of him that you published in your book on Jerome Caminada… where did you track it down? Most grateful for the info!
    Thanks Frances Perryer

    • Victorian Supersleuth said:

      Dear Frances, thanks for your query about the photo of Bob Horridge – the story sounds fascinating. The image was scanned from an original copy of Caminada’s memoirs and as far as I know, it is the only one available. It is copyright free so you’d be very welcome to save a copy from the website or I could send you a scanned copy directly – I’d be happy to email you one if that would help. Best wishes, Angela

      • Frances Perryer said:

        Dear Angela – thanks so much: that’s fantastic! We need a high-resolution copy for the printer – if you have it at 300 dpi and don’t mind emailing a megabyte or 3 to me at that would be perfect. By the way, if you haven’t encountered Charles van Onselen’s work before, do look up a book called The Fox and the Flies (pub Jonathan Cape) for a possible South African identity for Jack the Ripper – he’s a sleuth after Caminada’s own heart!
        Best wishes, Frances

      • Victorian Supersleuth said:

        You’re very welcome – will do!

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