Michelle Higgs


Michelle has been a freelance writer since 1995 when she sold her first article to Best of British. She writes about a wide range of subjects including history and heritage, travel, homes and interiors, education, the environment and children’s reference.  Her features and articles have appeared in publications as diverse as BBC History, Who Do You Think You Are?, The Times Educational Supplement, Take a Break and Aquila.

She is also the author of eight non-fiction books: Christmas Cards, Life in the Victorian & Edwardian Workhouse, Prison Life in Victorian England, Life in the Victorian Hospital, Tracing Your Medical Ancestors, Tracing Your Servant Ancestors, A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England and Servants’ Stories: Life Below Stairs in their Own Words 1800-1950.

Michelle is a qualified teacher and a member of the Society of Authors. Her other interests include the great outdoors, going to the cinema, family history research, watching tennis and reading.

Michelle tutors the following courses: Make the Most of Your Life Experiences, Polish Your Writing Style, Article Writing and Freelance Journalism.

What Our Students Say

Please pass on my gratitude to Michelle for her constructive feedback. She always makes some really helpful points and I’ll be really sad when this course comes to an end! I feel as though I’ve learned so much.

Kathryn White, Hertfordshire - 06/03/2019

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