About this book
Trade paperback. A significant work of British history focussing on the period between 1770 and 1830, when London was the largest and richest city, and the centre of spectacular sexual liberation. For fans of Peter Ackroyd, Roy Porter and Liza Picard, it has 400 colour integrated illustrations. The hardback edition sold out at 6500 copies. 'A masterpiece' Piers Brendon, "Independent"
Between 1770 and 1830, London was the world's largest and richest city, the centre of hectic social ferment and of sexual liberation. Combining words and images to offer an original panorama of that time, this book is a reappraisal of a period of seismic change and an account of the origins of our attitudes to sex, celebrity and satire.