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Margate in the Georgian Era By Anthony Lee
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During the Georgian era, from 1714 to 1830, the town of Margate in Kent was transformed from a small run-down fishing village into one of the first sea-side resorts. This 212 page large-format book... More > with 150 full coloured illustrations tells the story of this transformation, in maps, pictures, caricatures and prints of the time. It describes the importance of the Margate hoys and the early steam ships in providing cheap and ready access from London. It describes the typical visitor to Margate, how these early visitors would bathe in the sea, and the hotels, assembly rooms and libraries built for their amusement. The book will be of interest to those wanting to explore the development of the English holiday, as well, of course, to those with a particular interest in the county of Kent and the town of Margate.< Less
Blackmailers of London By Bernard Besserglik
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A trilogy of screenplays set in Georgian London which has become a home from home for a community of French revolutionaries, schemers, chancers, adventurers and sundry blackmailers, among them... More > Beaumarchais, the creator of Figaro, and the chevalier d'Éon, the former soldier who is tempted to resolve his political difficulties by becoming a woman. Each screenplay focuses on a single character (though several are recurrent): the master-blackmailer and general man-about-town Théveneau de Morande, the disgraced diplomat the chevalier d'Éon whose gender becomes the subject of a nationwide betting craze, and the countess Jeanne de la Motte, instigator of the Queen's Necklace affair which shook the French monarchy to its foundations. Meanwhile the political firebrand John Wilkes - Mister Liberty to his fellow citizens - is cooking up a scheme which could overthrow King George III, and the American Revolution is coming nicely to the boil.< Less
A Parcel of Ribbons : Letters of the 18th Century Lee Family in London and Jamaica By Anne M Powers
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Set among the sugar plantations of Jamaica and the balls and masquerades of Georgian London the story is told by the Lee family in their own words. In 1749 thirteen year-old Robert Cooper Lee sailed... More > to Jamaica taking a parcel of ribbons for sale. When his family was left all but penniless, Robert and his brothers forged new lives in Jamaica, fathered children with women who were the descendants of slaves and supported their sister left behind in England. Robert returned to London with his family in 1771. A prominent attorney, respected throughout Jamaica and among the West Indian lobby in London, he had built a fortune that enabled his children to mix with royalty. This remarkable collection of letters tells a story of triumph against adversity, of a family that suffered sickness, bankruptcy, sudden death, a clandestine marriage and an elopement. Through it all the bonds of family endured.< Less
Carlton House By M. P. Silverman
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The history of a Georgian terrace house on Leytonstone High Road, London
Carlton House By M. P. Silverman
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The history of a Georgian terrace house on Leytonstone High Road, London
16 Queen Anne's Gate Photo Dairy By Daniel Gallego Moneta
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Wonderful adaptation, from a georgian town house in London
16 Queen Anne's Gate Photo Dairy By Daniel Gallego Moneta
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Wonderful adaptation, from a georgian town house in London
The Propriety of Affection By R. M. Gardana
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The Propriety of Affection follows the love life of Marian Amberly, a young lady in Georgian England, where society dictates a lady's first ambition ought to be matrimony, and love should be but a... More > secondary consideration. The idealistic Marian hopes for more than rank and fortune--she desires a companion she can love and respect. Should she marry the dashing and rakish Lord Richard Beauregard, one of London's most eligible bachelors? Or should she listen to the small voice in her heart that says the polite but reserved Edward Sheffield is the one she belongs with? True love is in her grasp, but its path is strewn with calculating rivals, unwanted suitors and misunderstandings.< Less
The Propriety of Affection By R. M. Gardana
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The Propriety of Affection follows the love life of Marian Amberly, a young lady in Georgian England, where society dictates a lady's first ambition ought to be matrimony, and love should be but a... More > secondary consideration. The idealistic Marian hopes for more than rank and fortune--she desires a companion she can love and respect. Should she marry the dashing and rakish Lord Richard Beauregard, one of London's most eligible bachelors? Or should she listen to the small voice in her heart that says the polite but reserved Edward Sheffield is the one she belongs with? True love is in her grasp, but its path is strewn with calculating rivals, unwanted suitors and misunderstandings.< Less
Pride and Prejudice By Jane Austen
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Pride and Prejudice is a novel by Jane Austen, first published in 1813. The story follows the main character Elizabeth Bennet as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education, and... More > marriage in the society of the landed gentry of early 19th-century England. Elizabeth is the second of five daughters of a country gentleman living near the fictional town of Meryton in Hertfordshire, near London. Though the story is set at the turn of the 19th century, it retains a fascination for modern readers, continuing near the top of lists of "most loved books" such as The Big Read. It has become one of the most popular novels in English literature and receives considerable attention from literary scholars. Modern interest in the book has resulted in a number of dramatic adaptations and an abundance of novels and stories imitating Austen's memorable characters or themes. To date, the book has sold some 20 million copies worldwide.< Less