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Gentleman Jack and Jill

A book by Honorary Research Fellow Dr Jill Liddington inspired the hit BBC1 drama series Gentleman Jack. Dr Liddington’s book, Female Fortune: the Anne Lister Diaries 1833–36, explores the story of the 19th century Yorkshire heiress, scholar, traveller, businesswoman and LGBTQ+ trailblazer, through her detailed and part-coded diaries. The book inspired Bafta-winning writer Sally Wainright to script the series, which also featured historian Anne Choma (MA English Literature 1994) as an adviser for the production.