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Georgian London: Into the Streets (Hardback)
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Georgian London: Into the Streets (Hardback)

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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. You can travel back to the Georgian years, a time that changed expectations of what life could be. You can 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 - on her blog. She lives in London with her husband. Georgian London is her first book.

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780670920136
Weight: 702 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm

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“Georgian London”

This is definitely no dry history book, and Inglis has produced a fascinating, entertaining and informative account of both life in Georgian London and also how London grew both physically and socially from a medieval... More

Paperback edition
26th August 2014
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“Georgian London”

With Georgian London: Into the Streets, Lucy Inglis takes readers on an always interesting, often surprising, journey through the most formative period in London’s history. The Georgian era was a time of great change... More

Paperback edition
3rd August 2014
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“Great Fun”

Wonderful collection of anecdotes about the people who lived London in during the 18th Century (give or take). I'm sure that the reality of day to day lives was far more prosaic than this sample of stories will... More

Paperback edition
30th April 2017
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