List of Publications: 


The London Restaurant, 1840-1914 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2018; 2nd edition PB, 2022).

The Circus and Victorian Society (Charlottesville/London: University of Virginia Press, 2005).


Selected Articles:

"Gastro-cosmopolitanism and the Restaurant in Late Victorian and Edwardian London," The Historical Journal 56.3 (September 2013): 681-706.

"The American Circus in Victorian Britain," The American Circus, eds. Susan Weber, Kenneth L. Ames and Matthew Wittmann (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2012), 86-105.

"On Dinners and Diners and Restaurant Culture in Late Nineteenth-Century London," Britain, Representation, and Nineteenth-Century History (BRANCH), an extension of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net (RaVoN), (2012).

"Art or Indecency? Tableaux Vivants and the Failure of Late-Victorian Moral Reform," Journal of British Studies, 45.4 (October 2006): 744-758.

"Music in the Air: Noise, Performers and the Contest over the Streets of the Mid-Nineteenth-Century Metropolis," The Streets of London, 1660-1870, eds. Tim Hitchcock and Heather Shore (London: Rivers Oram, 2003), 183-197.

"Sensational Imbalance: the Child Acrobat and the Mid-Victorians," in An Age of Equipoise? Reassessing mid-Victorian Britain, ed. Martin Hewitt (Ashgate, 2000), 207-224. Republished in Routledge Circus Studies Reader, eds. Katie Lavers and Petra Tait (Routledge, 2016), ch.15.

(Review Essay) "Beyond Empire: Globalizing the Victorians," Victorian Literature and Culture, 43 (September 2015): 643-50.

"A Lost World of Victorian Entertainment," BBC History Magazine, May 2005, pp. 42-43.

New Dictionary of National Biography (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004), 14 entries on theatre managers and performers.