Hallie’s work has been the subject of several art exhibitions, three television programmes, including the hit drama series, Harlots (ITV Encore and Hulu) and even lines of jewelry, notepads and fridge magnets (yes, fridge magnets).
She is an accomplished author and her debut book, The Covent Garden Ladies, brought to public attention the true story of the Harris’s List of Covent Garden Ladies and captured the imagination of millions.
She loves challenging our preconceived notions about our ancestors lives and revels in history’s surprising, unpleasant and gritty truths. Alongside her writing, her extensive academic experience extends to research, teaching, lecturing and curatorial work.
Her celebrated second book, Lady Worsley’s Whim (entitled The Lady in Red in the US) about the 18th century’s most infamous adultery trial became BBC Radio 4’s Book of the Week in November 2008.
In August 2015, it appeared as a 90 minute drama for BBC2 entitled The Scandalous Lady W, starring Natalie Dormer and Shaun Evans.
Hallie is also the author of a series of novels set during the period of the French Revolution. The first of these, Mistress of My Fate was published in 2011 (2013 in the US). The second, The French Lesson was published in the UK in April, 2016.
She is currently writing the first ever full-length history of the five victims of Jack the Ripper – in which the Ripper plays no part. The Five has been optioned for a drama series by Main Street Pictures.