Exclusive interview. Jane Housham joins Elise Italiaander in the Audible Studios to discuss her novel The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane, how she got the idea for her novel, her family history and more.
Gateshead, April 1866. The Apprentice of Split Crow Lane takes the forgotten case of a child murder in 1866 as a springboard to delve deeply into the pysche of the Victorians. What Jane Housham finds in this exploration of guilt, sexual deviance and madness is a diagnosis that is still ripe for the challenging and a sentence that provokes even our liberal modern judgment.