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Georgian London: Into the Streets (2013)

by Lucy Inglis

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This based grew out of Lucy Inglis's award-winning blog, and has the same eye for fascinating detail. After an introduction setting the scene post-restoration, -fire and -plague, the book sets out to tour the areas of London from the City through to Highgate and everywhere in between. Along the way you'll meet Londoners both rich and poor, criminal and crime-fighting, straight and gay, born-and-bred and immigrant. It is credit to the author that she has managed to keep the fine detail of her blog whilst finding a structure to wrap it into a coherent whole. Overall a fascinating book showing the formative time of the modern city, and instructive as to how it came to be the way it is today. ( )
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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. 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). In 2009 Lucy Inglis began blogging on the lesser-known aspects of London during the Eighteenth Century - including food, immigration and sex. She lives in London with her husband. Georgian London is her first book.

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All aboard for 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.

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