I’m a freelance research skills trainer, writer, and publisher.

In 2014 I  was awarded my PhD on the Victorian novelist Florence Marryat by the University of Sussex. Before moving into academia, I worked for 12 years as a web developer and IT manager. I now divide my time between the 19th and 21st centuries.

In 2009 I founded Victorian Secrets, a small press dedicated to publishing books from and about the nineteenth century.

I’ve just finished writing a monograph on Florence Marryat, due for publication in 2018/19.


PhD in Victorian Literature & Culture – University of Sussex – 2010-2014

MA Victorian Studies (Distinction) – Birkbeck, University of London – 2006-2008

Other Publications

Black, Helen C. Notable Women Authors of the Day. Edited by Catherine Pope and Troy Bassett, Victorian Secrets, 2011.

Pope, Catherine. ‘Rhoda Broughton’, Oxford Bibliographies, 2013.

Pope, Catherine. ‘“[T]he Chains That Gall Them”: Marital Violence in the Novels of Florence Marryat’. For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women, edited by Carolyn Lambert and Marion Shaw, Routledge, 2017, pp. 142–55.

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