Katy Layton-Jones obtained a degree in fine art and art history at Goldsmiths College, London and went on to complete a Ph.D. on nineteenth-century British History at the University of Cambridge. Her research and publications relate to British social and cultural history from the eighteenth to twentieth centuries. In particular, her recent work has focused on urban themes such as the representation of parks, public spaces and the built environment. In addition to teaching History of London for the Oberlin-in-London and Grinnell-in-London programs, she is a lecturer at the University of Leicester and the Open University. She lives in London and knows all its haunts…