Freelance journalist, editor and author. Current recipient of Local Trust's 12-month journalist-at-large fellowship. Based in London but open to international and collaborative work. 

Beat: politics, social affairs, arts and culture — the quirkier, the better. Trained sub-editor and experienced broadcaster available for speaker commissions. My first novel, a feminist account of the six wives of Henry VIII, is available here

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The Birdman of the Tower of London and the missing ravens

Nothing in Edgar Allan Poe’s majestic poem The Raven prepares you for their smell. But Christopher James Skaife, Yeoman Warder and Ravenmaster of the Tower of London, knows it only too well. “Ravens are quite smelly, especially babies, it’s quite pungent, and I only have a small house tucked into the walls of the Tower of London … the ravens like to walk around our house, and they poo everywhere. That was the first thing my wife moaned about.”

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