Rachel Holmes

Rachel Holmes is a writer. Her latest book, Eleanor Marx: A Life was published by Bloomsbury in 2014. She is currently writing a book about Sylvia Pankhurst. 

Holmes is also the author of The Hottentot Venus: The life and death of Saartjie Baartman (2008) and The Secret Life of Dr James Barry (2007).

Rachel co-edited, with Lisa Appignanesi and Susie Orbach, the much-discussed Fifty Shades of Feminism (2013). She was co-commissioning editor of Sixty Six Books: 21st Century Writers Speak to the King James Bible (2011) with Josie Rourke and Chris Haydon. 


Anthologies featuring Rachel Holmes

Refugee Tales Part II

The sequel to Refugee Tales, telling the true stories of asylum seekers who’ve suffered at the hands of Britain’s policy of ‘indefinite detention’, in the form of a modern-day Canterbury Tales.