Ellie Curzon is the pen name of Catherine Curzon and Helen Barrell. Catherine and Helen began writing together in the spring of 2017 and swiftly discovered a shared love of the past and a uniquely British sort of story. They drink gallons of tea, spend hours discussing the importance of good tailoring and are never at a loss for a bit of derring-do.

Catherine Curzon is an author and historian of old Hollywood and even older royalty.

In addition to several non-fiction books on 18th century history, available from Pen & Sword and Michael O’Mara Books, she has written extensively for a number of internationally-respected publications. Catherine has spoken at venues and events across the United Kingdom, as well as on radio stations across the UK and Europe.

Catherine holds a Master’s degree in Film. She lives in a haze of Dean Martin atop a steep Yorkshire hill, with a rakish colonial gentleman and a very woolly dog.

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Helen Barrell has written two books on Victorian crime, and has appeared on BBC1 and Radio 4. She loves researching family history and rummaging in libraries and archives. Originally from the south-east of England, Helen now lives somewhere in the Midlands with a well-stocked 1960’s cocktail bar, and a large ginger cat who resembles a Viking.

She wrote romance as Eleanor Harkstead.