Stephanie Howard-Smith read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, before studying for an M.A. in Eighteenth-Century Studies at King’s College London. In the next year, she hopes to begin Ph.D. research on the cultural life of lapdogs in the long eighteenth century. Stephanie lives in Hertfordshire with her pug, Arabella.
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