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Georgian London : into the streets / Lucy Inglis.

By: Inglis, Lucy [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Viking, 2013Description: xiv, 386 pages, 16 pages of unumbered plates : illustrations (some colour), maps ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780670920136 (hbk.); 0670920134 (hbk.).Subject(s): London (England) -- History -- 18th century | London (England) -- History -- 1800-1950 | London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 18th century | London (England) -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
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Travel back to the Georgian years, the age of love, sex, intellect, art, great ambition and fantastic ruin . . .

Georgian London is about the men and women who called London their home, from dukes and artists to rent boys, dog-nappers and hot air balloonists.

Peer into the gilded drawing rooms of the aristocracy, walk down the quiet avenues of the new middle class, and crouch in the damp doorways of the poor. But watch your wallet - tourists make perfect prey for the thriving community of hawkers, prostitutes and scavengers.

Visit the madhouses of Hackney, the silversmiths of Soho, the pleasure gardens of Marylebone and the mean streets of Cheapside. Have a coffee in the city, check the stock exchange, and pop into St Paul's to see progress on the new dome.

Lucy Inglis investigates the legacies the men and women of Georgian London left us in architecture and art, science and society, and shows the making of the capital millions know and love today.

Includes bibliographical references (page 331-372) and index.

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