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Jenny Uglow - Author


Jenny Uglow grew up in Cumbria, and then Dorset. After leaving Oxford, she worked in publishing and is now an Editorial Director of Chatto and Windus, part of Random House. She reviews for radio and for the Times Literary Supplement, Sunday Times and the Guardian, and acts as historical consultant on several BBC 'classic serials', including Wives and Daughters, The Way We Live Now, Daniel Deronda, and the forthcoming Trollope adaptation He Knew He Was Right. Jenny is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, was on the Advisory Group for the Humanities of the British Library, and is Vice-President of the Gaskell Society and an Honorary Visiting Professor at the University of Warwick.

Her own books include The Macmillan Dictionary of Women, now preparing its fourth edition; studies of George Eliot and Henry Fielding and the biographies Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit of Stories (1992) and Hogarth: A Life and a World (1997), both shortlisted for the Whitbread Prize, and Cultural Babbage: Time, Technology and Invention, co-edited with Francis Spufford. Her book The Lunar Men: The Friends Who Made the Future (2002), told the story of the colourful Lunar Society of Birmingham, including Matthew Boulton and James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, Joseph Priestley and Erasmus Darwin - grandfather of Charles. Nature's Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick was published in October 2006.

Jenny is married to Steve Uglow, Professor of Criminal Justice at the University of Kent: they have four children and live in Canterbury, Kent.

Featured Books, with extracts, by Jenny Uglow

A Little History of British Gardening by Jenny Uglow
A Little History of British Gardening
Jenny Uglow
Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This 'potted' history of gardening in Britain takes us on a garden tour from the thorn hedges...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017
In These Times Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815 by Jenny Uglow
In These Times Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815
Jenny Uglow
You emerge from reading In These Times almost convinced that you, too were one of the people waiting on the outcome of the Battles, dealing with family away at war, living lives profiting or losing by the war, overcome by...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/06/2015
In These Times Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815 by Jenny Uglow
In These Times Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815
Jenny Uglow
You emerge from reading In These Times almost convinced that you, too were one of the people waiting on the outcome of the Battles, dealing with family away at war, living lives profiting or losing by the war, overcome by...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/11/2014

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