Who is the Secret Victorianist?

The Secret Victorianist is Finola Austin, an England-born, Northern Ireland-raised, NYC-based historical novelist and lover of the 19th century.

Her debut novel, Bronte's Mistress, was published by Atria Books in 2020.

Please consult her author website, www.finolaaustin.com, for more information.


  1. Soon to be our Book Club' novelist via her book Bronte's Mistress, looking forward to, perhaps, meet her personally, to celebrate, albeit in a different century, her Victorian 'heritage' by choice.

  2. I consumed this novel. Your writing and research together are extraordinary! Please give us more novels and thank you!