• Based closely on diaries, letters and newspaper reports
and drawing on a wealth of previously unpublished material,
from state papers to Edward Gibbon’s pocket-
• Includes a detailed Tour of the sedan chair and
• With over 370 contemporary illustrations
Hardback, 234 x 156mm. Extent: 768pp + 16pp colour plates.
Publication: 8 March 2019. ISBN: 978-
5 star review by Christopher Howse in the Sunday Telegraph:
‘An excellent book ... I found it exhilarating to be thrust into the dangers of Dr Johnson’s city. ... High and low, scandal and political philosophy, mix on every page ... It’s a world tremendously enjoyable to be immersed in.’
Selected as an Editor’s Choice by Caroline Sanderson in the Bookseller :
‘This diverting and exquisitely produced chronicle shows us exactly how it was … Boutique publishing at its finest, it’s also a salutary reminder of how daily life continues in the face of most turbulences.’
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