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All Things Georgian - Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century

Pen and Sword have released the 4th title by Lincoln authors Joanne Major & Sarah Murden. All Things Georgian: Tales from the Long Eighteenth Century features a collection of 25 carefully researched true short stories from around the country.

Marvel at the Queen’s Ass, gaze at the celestial heavens through the eyes of the past and
be amazed by the equestrian feats of the Norwich Nymph. Journey to the debauched
French court at Versailles, travel to Covent Garden and take your seat in a box at the
theatre and, afterwards, join the mile-high club in a new-fangled hot air balloon.
Meet actresses, whores and high-born ladies, politicians, inventors, royalty and criminals
as we travel through the Georgian era in all its glorious and gruesome glory.
In roughly chronological order, covering the reign of the four Georges, 1714-1730 and set
within the framework of the main events of the era, these tales are accompanied by over
100 stunning colour illustrations.

Joanne Major and Sarah Murden are supersleuthing historians who enjoy bringing the
Georgian era to life. Their lives were changed forever when they (metaphorically) met an
eighteenth-century courtesan, and this is now their fourth book together. Along with their
respective families, they live in Lincolnshire.