About Dr. Woolf
Dr John Woolf- represented by Andrew Lownie Literary Agency- is a researcher, writer and historian specialising in nineteenth-century cultural history. He works across TV, radio and film .
Dr Woolf graduated from the University of Cambridge, with two scholarships to his name, before winning two further scholarships at the University of London. He was awarded his funded PhD, which explored nineteenth-century freak shows, in August 2016. This latest publications include:
'The Wonders: Lifting the Curtain on the Freak Show, Circus and Victorian Age' (Michael O'Mara Books, 2019; Pegasus Books, 2019).
'Stephen Fry's Victorian Secrets' (Audible, 2018)
and The Halifax Slasher (Audible, 2020).
With further projects coming soon...
Dr Woolf currently lives in London with his wife, cat, rabbits, African land snails, fish and frogs. He can be contacted on or via his agent Andrew Lownie.