Reviews

  • Jam-packed with unusual insights and facts about Georgian London. A great read from a talented new historian

    Independent
  • Inglis writes colourfully and engagingly, and offers plenty of odd facts and amusing vignettes

    Economist
  • Full of neat character portraits and engaging plots

    Financial Times
  • Pacy, superbly researched. The real sparkle lies in its relentless cavalcade of insightful anecdotes . . . There's much to treasure here

    Londonist
  • Read and be amazed by a city you thought you knew

    Jonathan Foyle, World Monuments Fund
  • Fun, fast and factual . . . Lucy Inglis offers, without breaking stride, a delicious panorama of people, quiddities and oddities

    Evening Standard
  • Inglis has a good ear for the outlandish, the farcical, the bizarre and the macabre. A wonderful popular history of Hanoverian London

    London Historians
  • The Georgians had enough scandal and drama going on to fill a dozen tabloid papers. The rather-fit Lucy Inglis crams it all into this startling book which will have you pining for a taste of those debauched days

    Sunday Sport
  • From the Great Fire in 1666 and the covering of the old 'Ditch' where the Fleet river once ran, to the creation of Westminster Bridge, the British Museum and the National Gallery, Lucy Inglis gives us an entertaining romp through well-known parts of London

    Who Do You Think You Are?
  • Lucy Inglis leaves no stone unturned, no coffeehouse unvisited and no dark alley unexplored . . . a dazzling tapestry of 18th-century London life emerges. Lively, engaging, fascinating, humorous

    BBC History