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George Eliot Memorial Lecture, 2015: "On Writing Neo-Victorian Fiction: James Miranda Barry (1999) and Sophie and the Sybil (2015)

My first historical novel - James Miranda Barry (1999) was not born a Neo-Victorian novel, but became one. And it had a very personal link to my own life. Barry was a nineteenth-century colonial doctor and medical reformer, who had a very successful…