In These Times

In These Times

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ISBN
9780571269532
Published
18/06/2015
9780571269532
Format
Paperback
Price
£14.99
Paperback
752

About the Book

Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize
As the Napoleonic wars raged, what was life really like for those left at home? Award-winning social historian Jenny Uglow reveals the colourful and turbulent everyday life of Georgian Britain through the diaries, letters and records of farmers, bankers, aristocrats and mill-workers. Here, lost voices of ordinary people are combined with those of figures we know, from Austen and Byron to Turner and Constable. In These Times movingly tells the story of how people really lived in one of the most momentous and exciting periods in history.

Shortlisted for the Duff Cooper PrizeAs the Napoleonic wars raged, what was life really like for those left at home? Award-winning social historian Jenny Uglow reveals the colourful and turbulent everyday life of Georgian Britain through the diaries, letters and records of farmers, bankers, aristocrats and mill-workers. Here, lost voices of ordinary people are combined with those of figures we know, from Austen and Byron to Turner and Constable. In These Times movingly tells the story of how people really lived in one of the most momentous and exciting periods in history.
  • Jenny Uglow

    Jenny Uglow’s books include prize-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, William Hogarth and Sarah Losh. The Lunar Men, published in 2002, was described by Richard Holmes as ‘an extraordinarily gripping account’, while Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, won the National Arts Writers Award, and A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize. In These Times: Living in Britain through Napoleon’s Wars, 1793-1815 was shortlisted for the 2014 Duff Cooper Prize. Her most recent book, Mr Lear: A Life of Art and Nonsense, won the 2018 Hawthornden Prize for Literature. She lives in Canterbury.

“'(A) magnificent, richly illustrated book ... Jenny Uglow is a uniquely gifted historian. Her style is supremely elegant and often amusingly bathetic, her researches exhaustive but lightly worn ... No page is without its intriguing anecdote.”
- Sue Gaisford, Financial Times
“'A sumptuous treat . . . By showing us this world through the eyes of ordinary people, Uglow brings it to life.'”
- Sunday Times, Books of the Year

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