One of the sharpest female journalists of Britain’s Victorian era, Eastlake considered Jane Eyre an exercise in rudeness and vulgarity.
This overlooked corner of the press provided news by and for people who were incarcerated. A newly available archive shows it worked hard to reach outside audiences too.
She started off as a "stunt" journalist and moved into covering stories about women and crime in the Roaring Twenties.
The journalist's witty Paris Letters for the New Yorker helped establish Americans' feelings of superiority over Europe.