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Caitlin Davies

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Caitlin Davies is the author of six novels and seven non-fiction books, many of which have a criminal theme.

The Ghost of Lily Painter (Hutchinson, 2011) was based on the true story of two Edwardian baby farmers, while Bad Girls: The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison (John Murray, 2018) was the first comprehensive history of Europe’s most infamous female jail. It was nominated for the Orwell Prize for Political Writing, 2019.

Caitlin’s latest book is Queens of the Underworld (The History Press, 2021); a journey into the lives of female crooks from the 17th century to today.

Books by Caitlin Davies

  • The Ghost of Lily Painter

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  • Bad Girls: The Rebels and Renegades of Holloway Prison

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