Susannah Stapleton

Susannah Stapleton


Susannah Stapleton was born in Kent in 1973. As a freelance historical researcher and writer with over twenty years’ experience, she has worked for museums and galleries, community groups, politicians and private individuals. She currently works as a bookseller at an award-winning independent bookshop in Shropshire whilst pursuing her own passion for twentieth century women’s history.

Susannah Stapleton @susannah_writes

This promises to be so much fun. 'Best for bookworms'! 📒🐛 I'll be there on the Friday at 4.30pm chatting about Women of True Crime with
@CaitlinDavies2 and @DanSmith_Writer and then I'm going to PLAY. Do come!

I'm organising a fundraiser for the DEC #Ukraine appeal in Much Wenlock (Priory Hall), close to Ironbridge in Shropshire.

If anyone can spare a cool raffle or tombola prize it would be hugely appreciated!

@wmarybeard @ThePlummyBrummy @susannah_writes @jimallthetime

On #IWD2022 my thoughts are with Alexandra Ryabichkina (the grandmother from the heartrending PBS doc The Distant Barking of Dogs) and all 🇺🇦 women. Apparently, she and little Oleg have been evacuated from their village near Donetsk. I hope they are safe.

A brand new episode is out! @AngelaBarnes tells
@mrjohnofarrell all about Maud West, the famous lady private detective and master of disguise, who achieved a special kind of celebrity in a macho profession normally dependent on discretion and secrecy.

Oh to be in London to see the Ethel Gabain prints at @AbbottandHolder. "Between 1906 and 1930... there is a gradual shift from a sense of ennui in her early works, to an underlying strength and determination later on." ❤️

Twitterstorians, the great @PatrickLearyVIC has been hard at it, compiling a list of links to full-text digital copies of 19th-century periodicals freely available online without an academic library sub. It's a fabulous resource:

As below, but add 1 year to each queen’s age.
(I’ve pulled out all the stops this year. Woot.)

Always a pleasure to pass a ladies’ chambers. Inspires me to keep writing my book on these fabulous and empowering buildings!

It's cosy in the shed today: woolly socks, a thick cardi and wintry music as I write some Christmas scenes. Might crack open the brandy.

I generally read one chunkster of a book per year about societal stuff, and, after the early reviews, this is my choice for this year. Particularly looking forward to learning how God‘s various bits have shaped contemporary society. (Also, look at that cover!)

As a former oboist*, I am enthralled by this photo. I reckon you could manage a half-decent Twinkle Twinkle Little Star before your wrist gave out.

*Fun fact: I took up the oboe purely on the basis of the Miss Marple theme tune. Everything connects.

UK Parliament: Protect the freedom and safety of Afghan women and girls - Sign the Petition! via @UKChange

I couldn't get a PhD as a hijabi woman in Turkey and after a PhD in Germany now I am a lecturer in my own country. It is crucial that Afghan women be supported in their applications abroad @CheveningFCDO

A self-portrait by the irrepressible, irreplaceable Una Stubbs, actor, artist and the soul of kindness. RIP.



Join Jeremy Craddock, Daniel Smith & Susannah Stapleton as they discuss historical research and best way to craft a compelling true crime story.

@JezCraddock @DanSmith_Writer @susannah_writes @TheHistoryPress

What a lovely photo feature on all the people working at Dennis Severs' House. Slightly gutted to see that they have dusted, but I suppose it had to happen sometime.

An invigorating start to the week with @Rooneroo’s stunning performance of Bach’s Cantata No 51 as part of @StrettonFest. Now back to work, with the new knowledge that Bach wrote on average one cantata per week for over two years. No pressure.

Indeed! I'll be at @crimecon_uk in September, talking with @JezCraddock and @DanSmith_Writer about writing historical true crime. Details in due course.