Georgian London Into the Streets

by Lucy Inglis

eBooks of the Month History The Real World

Georgian London Into the Streets Synopsis

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.

Georgian London Into the Streets Press Reviews

Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew -- Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund

 

Inglis has a good ear for the outlandish, the farcical, the bizarre and the macabre. A wonderful popular history of Hanoverian London - London Historians

 

Pacy, superbly researched. The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes ... There's much to treasure here -  Londonist

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ISBN: 9780670920143
Publication date: 03/07/2014
Publisher: Penguin USA an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780670920143
Publication date: 3rd July 2014
Author: Lucy Inglis
Publisher: Penguin USA an imprint of Penguin Putnam Inc
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 400 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,
Categories: Social & cultural history, Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Lucy Inglis

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

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