Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle, and the Anglo-Boer War, Hurst Publishers

Publication February 2020

‘a fascinating study’ – Benjamin Shull, Wall Street Journal

‘ambitious … compelling … magisterial’ – Uddalak Mukherjee, Telegraph of India

‘[An] elegant and moving group biography’ – Max Carter, Air Mail

‘excellent analysis … pleasing’ – Andrew Lycett, Spectator


S is for Samora: A Lexical Biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican Dream, Hurst Publishers

‘Vivid and clear-eyed … highly  recommended’ – Henning Mankell

‘A cracking biography of the Mozambican dream’ – Zoe Norridge, Independent       


In the Chinks of the World Machine: Feminism and Science Fiction

Ebook: SilverWood Books

‘Astute and searching’ – Sunday Times


Rose Macaulay: A Biography

Ebook: SilverWood Books

‘a magnificent job … imaginative and thoughtful, dense with distilled information  … LeFanu offers a skilled visual, intellectual and emotional picture of a complex woman.’ – Diana Souhami, Independent