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The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849

The Victoria County History

Brenchley Biographies

The Clock Tower




Amanda Thomas began her writing career at the University of Kent where, as Features Editor for the newspaper, she became well known for her controversial stories, and centre page fashion spreads. Following university and with a degree in Italian, Amanda moved to London where she worked on various trade and women’s magazines.  Her knowledge of the press led her to the world of showbiz public relations, representing organisations in the UK such as The Walt Disney Company, Television New Zealand, Scottish Television, and Television South. During this time, Amanda also worked on the launch of satellite television in Europe, and represented the Daily Mirror newspaper as a stringer. Amanda has been a member of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations since 1989 and in the late 1980s ran the international press office in Cannes several times for the famous television and pop music markets. 

Following her marriage to David, Amanda concentrated on family life, scaling down her PR work.  In 2001, Amanda returned to her roots and full time writing, in partnership with Don Hubbard. Their first project was the historical novel, Pilgrims, and a sequel is planned.

Amanda has had considerable success with her Brenchley biographies which have been deposited at Southwark and Rothamsted libraries.  She was then offered the position of Editor for the publication The Clock Tower, the quarterly journal for the Friends of Medway Archives in Rochester, Kent.  Amanda began the journal from scratch and it has since gone on to be a highly respected showcase for professional and amateur historians.  She was asked to contribute to the prestigious Victoria County History’s England’s Past for Everyone project, writing a piece for Dr. Andrew Hann’s The Medway Valley a Kent landscape transformed.  Following this, Amanda was contracted by McFarland, a leading U.S. publisher of scholarly, reference and academic books, to write about the hitherto undocumented outbreak of cholera in Lambeth, London.  The book, The Lambeth Cholera Outbreak of 1848-1849: The Setting, Causes, Course and Aftermath of an Epidemic in London was published in 2009.

Amanda also contributes to the popular Hertfordshire lifestyle magazine, Harpendia; she is a member of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists.