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Well in Hand: The Four-Horse Club

Often mistakenly called the “Four in Hand Club”, this group began as a rival to the Bensington Driving Club. Continue reading

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Perdita: The Literary, Theatrical, Scandalous Life of Mary Robinson by Paula Byrne

For those who enjoy the Regency period and life of George IV, this is one of the most perfect books to introduce you into the famous lives of the period. Mary Robinson’s was a brief, intense and fascinating life which … Continue reading

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Medically Speaking

The Cambridge Illustrated History of Medicine by Roy Porter I decided, given the variation in literature available, to read and review three books on medicine by Roy Porter at once. They are this one, The Cambridge Illustrated History: Medicine, as … Continue reading

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The Girl From Botany Bay

The Girl from Botany Bay by Carolly Erickson Mary Broad had a brief moment of celebrity, and this is probably one of the only reasons we know so much about the life and times of not just Broad, but others … Continue reading

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The Art of Regency War

British Military Spectacle : From the Napoleonic Wars through the Crimea By Scott Hughs Myerly It was only after I had read some way into this book that I realised that it must have been some kind of thesis. When … Continue reading

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The Worlds of Georgette Heyer

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester As the patroness of two online discussion lists, Janeites, for Jane Austen Fans, and the Georgette Heyer discussion list, I am just the audience who Kloester’s is aiming at with this book, and … Continue reading

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Two Views of Napoleon

Napoleon’s Russian Campaign by Count Phillipe-Paul de Segur This is a raw account of Napoleon’s Russian 1812 Russian Campaign from not just an eye witness, but a French officer and aide to Napoleon. Phillipe-Paul de Segur was rarely more than … Continue reading

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Capt Gronow and Sir Harry Smith Write their Memoirs

Captain Gronow: His Reminiscences of Regency and Victorian Life, 1810-60 By Christopher Hibbit   This is a very difficult book to review as I liked it a lot, but I still have a number of reservations about it – mostly … Continue reading

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Kings and Princes: Lives of the Georgian Royalty

George III: A Personal History by Christopher Hibbert I did enjoy this book, Hibbert has a way of including small details of life within the larger context of of his subject which gives wonderful insight into both his subjects and … Continue reading

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Passion and Principle & The Regency Underworld

Passion and Principle: The Loves and Lives of Regency Women by Jane Aiken Hodge There were three issues at stake when I tried to figure out just how I would rate this book excellent book by Hodge. The first is … Continue reading

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