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  • William Hogarthby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 21.86

    William Hogarth is a house-hold name across the country, his prints hang in our pubs and leap out from our history-books. He painted the great and good but also the common people. His art is comically exuberant, 'carried away by a passion for the ridiculous', as Hazlitt said. Jenny Uglow, acclaimed author of Elizabeth Gaskell , Nature's Engraver... more...

  • Elizabeth Gaskellby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 14.57

    Winner of the Portico Prize Shortlisted for the Whitbread Biography of the Year High-spirited, witty and passionate, Elizabeth Gaskell wrote some of the most enduring novels of the Victorian age, including Mary Barton, North and South and Wives and Daughters . This biography traces Elizabeth's youth in rural Knutsford, her married years... more...

  • A Gambling Manby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2009; US$ 13.11

    From acclaimed biographer Jenny Uglow, a portrait of Charles II and the first decade of the Restoration: a time of glamour and gossip, charade and risk. more...

  • The Lunar Menby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    Led by Erasmus Darwin, the Lunar Society of Birmingham was formed from a group of amateur experimenters, tradesmen and artisans who met and made friends in the Midlands in the 1760s. Most came from humble families, all lived far from the centre of things, but they were young and their optimism was boundless: together they would change the world.... more...

  • Nature's Engraverby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A lavishly produced biography of the man whose wildlife illustrations shaped the way we view the natural world. more...

  • Nature's Engraverby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2007; US$ 30.99

    At the end of the eighteenth century, Britain, and much of the Western world, fell in love with nature. Thomas Bewick's History of British Birds marked the moment, the first "field guide" for ordinary people, illustrated with woodcuts of astonishing accuracy and beauty. But his work was far more than a mere guide, for in the vivid vignettes scattered... more...

  • A Gambling Manby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2010; US$ 8.99

    Jenny Uglow is an editor at Chatto & Windus and lives in Canterbury, England. Her previous books include Nature's Engraver , A Little History of British Gardening , The Lunar Men , and Hogarth , all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. more...

  • Words & Picturesby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

    A beautifully illustrated little book exploring the relationships between British writers and artists. more...

  • The Pineconeby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2012; US$ 14.57

    In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical church in Victorian England. This vivid, original book tells the story of its builder, Sarah Losh, strong-willed and passionate and unusual in every way. Born into an old Cumbrian family, heiress to an industrial fortune, Sarah combined a zest for progress with a love... more...

  • The Pineconeby Jenny Uglow

    Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2013; US$ 28.99

    In the village of Wreay, near Carlisle, stands the strangest and most magical Victorian church in England. This vivid, original book tells the story of its builder, Sarah Losh, strong-willed, passionate, and unusual in every way. Sarah Losh is a lost Romantic genius--an antiquarian, an architect, and a visionary. Born into an old Cumbrian family,... more...