Jon Baines ToursKatie Hickman

Katie Hickman is a British historian, novelist and travel writer. Her highly acclaimed history of British women in pre-Raj India was published in 2019.

She is the author of nine other books, including two bestselling works of non-fiction: 'Daughters of Britannia', about the lives and times of British diplomatic wives (which was in the Sunday Times bestseller lists for ten months and a twenty-part series for BBC Radio 4) and 'Courtesans', about English eighteenth- and nineteenth-century women of pleasure. Her most recent work, 'Brave Hearted: The Dramatic Story of Women of the American West', was the winner of the 2023 WILLA Award for Nonfiction.

Her other works include a trilogy of historical novels - 'The Aviary Gate', 'The Pindar Diamond', 'The House at Bishopsgate' - which between them have been translated into twenty languages.

Born into a diplomatic family, Katie Hickman had a peripatetic childhood, growing up in Spain, Ireland, Singapore and South America. She lives in London on a converted barge on the River Thames.

Katie Hickman will be leading these tours

Victoria Memorial, Kolkata (Photo Credit Susi Richardson)

A Cruise Through History Along the Hooghly: Travellers, Traders and Truth Seekers in India

6 - 17 Jan 2025

The Hooghly River is the main artery running through the history of Bengal. Kolkata was founded on the banks of the river in 1690 as a British trading outpost of the Mughal Empire. Not only was...