Marian Aird, MA (Cantab) MA

Location: Cussy en Morvan

Membership Grade: Advanced Professional Member

Contact Info

Phone: 0033 (0)385 546515
Mobile: 00 33 (0)6 21 43 94 90

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General Experience

I have been indexing books in the arts and humanities since 2012, with a preference for biography, history, literature and music.  My first degree was in English literature, and I have an MA in Library and Information Studies.  Before training as an indexer I worked in libraries at the BBC and Trinity College of Music.


English Literature

My first degree was in English literature, and I have indexed academic and non-academic books in this area.

Cultural Studies

I am interested in all areas of cultural studies, and have indexed books on gender identity, contemporary witchcraft, social anthropology and queer studies.


I previously worked in music libraries, and have a wide knowledge of classical music. I have indexed books on musical analysis, music history and music biographies.

History (All Areas)

I have indexed several books on British history, stone age Britain up until the 20th century. I have also indexed a history of the Kremlin, and a comprehensive history of the Second World War.

Religious History

Indexes include a Religious Studies Reader, as well as Karen Armstrong’s ‘Fields of Blood’ and Roy Hattersley’s ‘The Catholics’


A recent index was to Robert Lacey’s ‘The Crown’ (book associated with the Netflix televsion series)

Classical Studies

I indexed the Pelican introduction to Greek and Roman Political Ideas.

Related qualifications

Other skills

Recent indexes include

Gareth Stedman Jones,

Karl Marx: Greatness and Illusion

, Allen Lane
Benjamin Britten & Peter Pears,

My Beloved Man (personal correspondence)

, Britten-Pears Foundation
Roy Hattersley,

The Catholics

, Vintage

Clients Include

Penguin Random House
Folio Society
Thames and Hudson
Taylor & Francis

Special Publication Type

Biographies/ Autobiographies

I have indexed biographies of Karl Marx (Gareth Stedman Jones), T S Eliot (Robert Crawford), Edward VII (Stephen Clarke) and Emma Hamilton (Kate Williams). I have indexed autobiogrphies of David Jason, Harriet Harman and Chris Patten.