Previous Work

This list is a reasonably comprehensive collection of the most prominent articles and submissions I have written and appearances I have made connected to my book and my obsession with my genealogy. It does not include newspaper articles. I may have forgotten a few things so I will add to this list as and when I find more. For links to publications on non related subjects please go here.

high-wycombe-bookPublished in a book of local history for the High Wycombe area ‘High Wycombe‘ by Roger Cole. September 2001

Presented on the holiday programme ‘50 Places to See Before You Die‘ for the BBC. 2002. Travelled to Venice to walk in the footsteps of my ancestors and presented to camera

When Lord Byron Came To Stay. Friends of Kensal Green Cemetery Magazine. 2003

The Newstead Byron Society Review January 2003. Peter Cochran (Editor) Published by Newstead Abbey Byron Society. 2003

The Antiques Ghostshow – for the Discovery Channel. 2003. The premise was to investigate family history through the combined efforts of an antique dealer, a genealogist and a psychic. I was interviewed and provided the background research.

family-history-project-book0002Short listed for The Family History Project on the Discovery Channel. August 2004. Included in the book, published by the National Archives, to accompany the competition and subsequent tv series.

Appeared on the Antiques Roadshow with items inherited from the Falcieri side of the family. 2007

Inheritance: Byron’s Gondolier. A 15 minute broadcast for BBC Radio 4. 9 Oct 2007. ‘When Claudia inherited a ring she had no knowledge of its origins. She discovered that it belonged to a distant ancestor who was a formerly a gondolier and later Lord Byron’s manservant. Her curiosity took her on a journey to Venice and back to the home of Benjamin Disraeli.’

There’s a copy of the audio on YouTube here.

Article in Ancestors Magazine for the National Archives. September 2008

Huge And Blackbearded And Ferocious – Byrons Manservant Tita Falcieri. April 2017. The Wordsworth Trust

‘First Spritz Is Free: Confessions of Venice Addicts’ – contributor to a free e-book produced by Kathleen Gonzalez, author of Free Gondola Ride. More details of this book can be found here.

Book cover‘A Most Faithful Attendant – The Life of Giovanni Battista Falcieri’ originally published as an ebook by Bretwalda Books in February 2014. This book is no longer available in this format or by this publisher, but will be available as a paperbook in August 2018. A film script based on this book is currently in progress (2016) – interested parties please contact me about either project.