Wolds Publishing is pleased to announce an addition to their list of publications.

Reflections of an Artist, Madeline Green is the first book written on the life and work of this 20th Century modern artist. She trained at the Royal Academy from 1906 to 1911. Several art galleries in the UK and one in Australia, own a painting by Madeline Green. Her art was well received during her lifetime, and her profile has risen in recent times. When her art appears on the open market it sells well. She had a unique talent and the book contains images of nearly all of the known paintings in Madeline Green’s portfolio of work.


A History and Guide to Collecting Ladies’ Antique Skirt Lifters details a unique and wide collection of skirt lifters with numerous photographs. It is amazing to realise just how diverse one small gadget to raise ladies’ long skirts above the filth and muck of the roads and walkways could be.


Caroline Chisholm, A Saviour of Living Cargoes is a biography that brings to life the story of a forgotten 19th-century philanthropist. Although extremely well known during her lifetime she has been forgotten by her fellow countrymen and women in the UK. She is still revered in Australia for her work in helping free settlers to the colony.


About the Author:
After an earlier career as a Personal Assistant and raising a family, Carole returned to further education, studying for a BA in English Literature at Loughborough University and a Masters Degree in Victorian Studies at Leicester University.  It was whilst working on her dissertation for her Masters Degree that Carole came across the work of Caroline Chisholm. She was so amazed by this extraordinary woman and could not understand why she no longer had a place in the annals of history. Carole successfully completed a Doctorate on Caroline’s life and work which in turn led to her book A Saviour of Living Cargoes.

Carole’s interest and research on Caroline Chisholm and her life in 19th century Britain led to an interest in the fashions and habits of the period.  This in turn led to Carole collecting skirt lifters at Antique Fairs, shops and emporiums. With a vast collection of nearly 200 items, and as there was a lack of up to date information on the subject, the book came to fruition.

Carole’s latest book is again as a result of an expanding collection of the work of Madeline Green by her and her husband, Peter, who is the artist’s great-nephew. Carole and Peter have helped organise the second exhibition of Madeline Green’s work at Gunnersbury Park and Museum to be held from the 11th February until the 25th May 2020.