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  • [A] luminous and detailed account of the lives of this unique family and the turbulent times they navigated... striking and poignant

    David Olusoga, Sunday Times
  • Group biography at its best: a family of vivid and inspiring personalities, making waves in diverse, interconnected worlds. The Sharps leap off the page and into your heart. Georgian England will never seem quite the same again

    Amanda Foreman
  • What a family, and what an age: the seven Sharp siblings not only helped refashion the 18th-century world around them...but the causes that engaged them then are hardly less resonant some 250 years later... an account of lives fulfilled and well-lived, narrated with exceptional insight, warmth and humour. Grant conjures the texture and bustle of daily lives in vivid, imaginative vignettes that track the siblings at work and play, and one closes the book with a sharp pang of regret, along with real affection and admiration for its protagonists.

    Ariane Bankes, Spectator
  • Grant skilfully weaves her vast knowledge of 18th-century English history and the complex story of a large family into a fluent narrative... It's the intertwining in their lives of the radical and the typical, the ordinary and the extraordinary which Grant's book so beautifully reveals

    Ivan Hewett, Daily Telegraph
  • The Good Sharps offers readers a unique and poignant perspective from which to consider the Georgina period

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