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  • Elizabeth Gaskellby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 12.99

    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$ 12.99

    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...

  • In These Timesby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2014; US$ 11.99

    We know the thrilling, terrible stories of the battles of the Napoleonic wars - but what of those left behind? The people on a Norfolk farm, in a Yorkshire mill, a Welsh iron foundry, an Irish village, a London bank or a Scottish mountain? The aristocrats and paupers, old and young, butchers and bakers and candlestick makers - how did the war touch... more...

  • A Little History Of British Gardeningby Jenny Uglow

    Random House 2012; US$ 27.18

    Did the Romans have rakes? Did the monks get muddy? Did the potato seem really, really weird when it arrived on our shores? This lively 'potted' history of gardening in Britain takes us on a garden tour from the thorn hedges around prehistoric settlements to the rage for decking and ornamental grasses today. It tracks down the ordinary folk who worked... 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Words & Picturesby Jenny Uglow

    Faber & Faber 2011; US$ 14.57

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

  • North and Southby Elizabeth Gaskell; Jenny Uglow

    Random House 2010; US$ 2.99

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JENNY UGLOW Milton is a sooty, noisy northern town centred around the cotton mills that employ most of its inhabitants. Arriving from a rural idyll in the south, Margaret Hale is initially shocked by the social unrest and poverty she finds in her new hometown. However, as she begins to befriend her neighbours, and her stormy... more...

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