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Lucy Jane Santos
Lucy Jane Santos
Specialising in the late 19th and early 20th century, I am a freelance historian examining the crossroads of health, leisure and beauty with science and technology
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I'm really interested in talking about my work - the types of things that am working on right now but also love talking about other people's work - whether that is about books am currently reading or anything about becoming a writer or freelance historian.

Why I'm excited to talk with readers

I love talking to readers because it gives me a new perspective on my own work and there is always plenty of scope to get new perspectives.

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Half Lives

The Unlikely History of Radium

Half Lives tells the fascinating, curious, sometimes macabre story of the element through its ascendance as a desirable item – a present for a queen, a prize in a treasure hunt, a glow-in- the-dark dance costume – to its role as a supposed cure-all in everyday 20th-century life, when medical practitioners and business people (reputable and otherwise) devised ingenious ways of commodifying the new wonder element, and enthusiastic customers welcomed their radioactive wares into their homes.

'The story of this supposed cure-all in everyday 20th century life is fascinating and well told.'

— Brian Maye, Irish Times

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