Ms Louisa Lowe

Research project: The Carriage and the Ivy - a 300 year journey


My novel will be the journey through time of an item of family furniture from its original construction to the present day told in the voice of the cabinet.  The work will look at the history this piece of carved furniture as well as the influences of local and social history in the locations and on the family with whom it has lived.  Some of my research is focused on the It novel genre, popular in the Eighteenth century, looking at voice and satire of the object characters.  


In my career, I worked as a Property Solicitor in industry and private practice in senior and managerial roles. I have an MBA. In 2008, as a change of career, I worked for the NHS as a Life Style Adviser returning to the legal profession in 2011. In 2017, I was able to reduce my work hours so that I could concentrate on writing.  I have completed various course in creative writing including an MA at the University of Chichester graduating in 2020.   I have written two novels.

Areas of research interest

  • Furniture History and Design from the Eighteenth Century to the present day
  • English Literature of the Eighteenth century
  • Early styles of creative writing
  • Role of satire and voice in characters in Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century literature
  • The It novel


  • MA Creative Writing, University of Chichester
  • PG Dip Psychodynamic Counselling, University of Brighton
  • Master of Business Administration, University of Portsmouth
  • Law Society's Finals, London, admission as a Solicitor