I have wide-ranging experience in public speaking, seminars and literary festivals, and as a Historian/Russianist can offer talks on a variety of subjects:


Readers with enquiries about my books can contact me at:


For all other enquiries my agent is:

Caroline Michel

Peters Fraser & Dunlop

Drury House

34-43 Russell Street

London WC2B 5HA
Tel: +44 (0)207 7344 1000

For TV, radio and media presenting


Jon Fowler

at PFD


Tel: + 44 (0)207 344 1011

For talks, public speaking and literature festivals contact

Dan Herron

at PFD


Tel: +44 (0)207 344 1087

My publicist for all Hutchinson

and Windmill titles is:

Najma Finlay


+44 (0)202 7840 8614

My publicist for all Pan Macmillan titles is:

Philippa McEwan


+44 (0)20 7014 6000

Helen in Los Angeles, January 2018




‘Such an Unsafe Throne: Queen Victoria, Russia and the Romanovs’

Lenin in Exile 1900-1917, with a Particular Emphasis on his time in London, Poland

and Finland

Beautiful For Ever: Madame Rachel of Bond Street and the Victorian Cosmetics Trade

The Search for a Subject: New Ways of Looking at Old Stories. My Approach to

Writing History

The Death of Prince Albert and his Legacy

Mary Seacole and the Discovery of Her Lost Portrait

The Murder of the Romanovs at Ekaterinburg

Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole: Two Heroines of the Crimean War

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St. Petersburg - Petrograd - Leningrad: The Story of a City

On Madame Rachel  and her book

Beautiful For Ever  

On Victoria and Albert and her book Magnificent Obsession   

On her approach to history as a woman

 Does a biographer have to like their subjects?

Helen explains why she loves history and the Russians

Four Sisters: The Lost Lives of the Romanov Grand Duchesses

Capturing the Light: Henry Fox Talbot, Louis Daguerre and the Birth of Photography

Foreign Eyewitnesses of the 1917 Revolution in Petrograd

Young Victoria: Princess Victoria’s Rise to the Throne