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- United Kingdom
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- science, cosmetics, beauty, radium, uranium, electricity, health, leisure
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- About Me
Lucy Jane Santos is a writer with a particular interest in the science behind the history of cosmetics.
Santos’s first book Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium (Icon Books, 2020) examined the fascinating, curious and sometimes macabre story of the highly desirable element taking readers on an enjoyable journey into the odd areas where science and consumerism touch.
Lucy grew up in Norwich before attending UCL to graduate in Egyptian Archaeology. Since then she has received a MA in Museum Management, a MRes in Modern British History and a Diploma in Journalism.
She has been a judge for the Historical Writers’ Association Non-Fiction Crown, the recipient of the Stephen Joseph Research Award and is the Non-Fiction Writer In Residence for the Stay-at-Home! International Literature Festival (2020). Lucy has appeared as an occasional contributor on TV and radio, and her historical research has been featured by 404 Ink, History Today, The Telegraph, The Scotsman and the Daily Express.
Lucy also works as a freelance historical researcher and consultant.
- Recent Publications
Half Lives: The Unlikely History of Radium (Icon Books Ltd: 2020)
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- Country Focus
- United Kingdom
- Expertise by Geography
- United Kingdom, United States
- Expertise by Chronology
- Ancient, Medieval, Pre-17th century, 17th century, 18th century, 19th century, Early Modern, Modern, 20th century, 21st century
- Expertise by Topic
- Food History, Gender, Material Culture, Medicine, Museums, Public History, Science, Sports, Technology, Women, World War I