Marion Shaw is Emeritus Professor of English at Loughborough University. She also taught for many years, as Lecturer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Hull. Previous publications have been on Victorian literature, in 1999 she published a biography of the Yorkshire novelist, Winifred Holtby. Lyssa Randolph is part-time lecturer in English at the University of Wales. She also taught at University College Worcester and Bath Spa University College. Previous publications have been on late nineteenth-century writers including Sarah Grand, Grant Allen and Amy Levy.