Lucy Inglis - Author

About the Author

Lucy Inglis is a historian for grown ups and a novelist for teenagers, a speaker, and occasionally a television presenter.

She is best known for creating the Georgian London blog, the largest free body of work on the eighteenth century city online.

Born and raised between the twin gems of Grimsby and Scunthorpe in England’s forgotten county, Lincolnshire, She now lives in the shadow of St Paul’s Cathedral with her husband and their Border Terrier.

 

Photo credit Paul Clarke

Featured books by Lucy Inglis

Crow Mountain

Crow Mountain

Author: Lucy Inglis Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Fate sets two English girls, Hope and Emily, on parallel journeys more than a hundred years apart. Both find freedom and love in the wild mountains of Montana, but what they don't know is that their stories are inextricably entwined.

Georgian London Into the Streets

Georgian London Into the Streets

Author: Lucy Inglis Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet - tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes and scavengers. Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the workshops of Soho and the mean streets of Cheapside. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome. This book is about the Georgians who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys and hot air balloonists meeting dog-nappers and life-models along the way. It investigates the legacies they left us in architecture and art, science and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today. Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew . (Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund). Jam-packed with unusual insights and facts. A great read from a talented new historian . (Independent). Pacy, superbly researched. The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes...There's much to treasure here . (Londonist). Inglis has a good ear for the outlandish, the farcical, the bizarre and the macabre. A wonderful popular history of Hanoverian London . (London Historians). In 2009 Lucy Inglis began blogging on the lesser-known aspects of London during the Eighteenth Century - including food, immigration and sex - at website. She lives in London with her husband. Georgian London is her first book.

Other books by Lucy Inglis

Milk of Paradise A History of Opium

Milk of Paradise A History of Opium

Author: Lucy Inglis Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/08/2018

`The only thing that is good is poppies. They are gold.' Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: humankind has been in thrall to the `Milk of Paradise' for millennia. The latex of papaver somniferum is a bringer of sleep, of pleasurable lethargy, of relief from pain - and hugely addictive. A commodity without rival, it is renewable, easy to extract, transport and refine, and subject to an insatiable global demand. No other substance in the world is as simple to produce or as profitable. It is the basis of a gargantuan industry built upon a shady underworld, but ultimately it is a farm-gate material that lives many lives before it reaches the branded blister packet, the intravenous drip or the scorched and filthy spoon. Many of us will end our lives dependent on it. In Milk of Paradise, acclaimed cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes readers on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan, from Sanskrit to pop, from poppy tears to smack, from morphine to today's synthetic opiates. It is a tale of addiction, trade, crime, sex, war, literature, medicine and, above all, money. And, as this ambitious, wide-ranging and compelling account vividly shows, the history of opium is our history and it speaks to us of who we are.

Milk of Paradise A History of Opium

Milk of Paradise A History of Opium

Author: Lucy Inglis Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/08/2018

`The only thing that is good is poppies. They are gold.' Poppy tears, opium, heroin, fentanyl: humankind has been in thrall to the `Milk of Paradise' for millennia. The latex of papaver somniferum is a bringer of sleep, of pleasurable lethargy, of relief from pain - and hugely addictive. A commodity without rival, it is renewable, easy to extract, transport and refine, and subject to an insatiable global demand. No other substance in the world is as simple to produce or as profitable. It is the basis of a gargantuan industry built upon a shady underworld, but ultimately it is a farm-gate material that lives many lives before it reaches the branded blister packet, the intravenous drip or the scorched and filthy spoon. Many of us will end our lives dependent on it. In Milk of Paradise, acclaimed cultural historian Lucy Inglis takes readers on an epic journey from ancient Mesopotamia to modern America and Afghanistan, from Sanskrit to pop, from poppy tears to smack, from morphine to today's synthetic opiates. It is a tale of addiction, trade, crime, sex, war, literature, medicine and, above all, money. And, as this ambitious, wide-ranging and compelling account vividly shows, the history of opium is our history and it speaks to us of who we are.

Crow Mountain

Crow Mountain

Author: Lucy Inglis Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/09/2015

Fate sets two English girls, Hope and Emily, on parallel journeys more than a hundred years apart. Both find freedom and love in the wild mountains of Montana, but what they don't know is that their stories are inextricably entwined.

Georgian London Into the Streets

Georgian London Into the Streets

Author: Lucy Inglis Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

In Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on a tour of London's most formative age - the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin. Travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. Peek into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet - tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes and scavengers. Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the workshops of Soho and the mean streets of Cheapside. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome. This book is about the Georgians who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys and hot air balloonists meeting dog-nappers and life-models along the way. It investigates the legacies they left us in architecture and art, science and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today. Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew . (Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund). Jam-packed with unusual insights and facts. A great read from a talented new historian . (Independent). Pacy, superbly researched. The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes...There's much to treasure here . (Londonist). Inglis has a good ear for the outlandish, the farcical, the bizarre and the macabre. A wonderful popular history of Hanoverian London . (London Historians). In 2009 Lucy Inglis began blogging on the lesser-known aspects of London during the Eighteenth Century - including food, immigration and sex - at website. She lives in London with her husband. Georgian London is her first book.

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