Double the Stars


‘…you are there in the carriage jolting through the shires, and there as you gaze through the eye of a giant telescope at as-yet unnamed stars…’

– The Literary Loper. Read the full review here.

Double the Stars illuminates the life and adventures of Miss Caroline Herschel, maid-turned-singer-turned comet-hunter of Kings. It is based on the real life of Caroline Herschel, who discovered eight comets and was the first woman in England to earn a salary for scientific work, and rubbed shoulders with Fanny Burney and the Duchess of Devonshire whilst doing so.

Double the Stars is available now with Cinnamon Press. The novel was published in September 2014, with a ‘double’ launch, at the Herschel Museum of Astronomy during the Jane Austen Festival in Bath, and in the Octagon Room of the Royal Observatory Greenwich.

It is a particular honour to point out that the cover artwork is a hand-made paper-cut silhouette by a dear friend, historical illustrator and direct descendent of Caroline’s brother William: Cassie Herschel-Shorland.

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