I would describe Kings of Georgian England as an introductory text. In the small page count, there is only a limited amount of space in which Curzon can describe each of the four kings' personalities and reigns, but she manages to include some fun facts and enticing details, all written in a readable, straightforward prose that never feels too stodgy. For me, this is a great book to turn to if you are relatively unfamiliar with the period and looking for a quick overview. This work won't tell you everything, but it provides a good place to start and includes an extensive bibliography for further reading. The Georgian era is one I love, so most of the information in Kings of Georgian England was familiar to me. However, there were a few little side stories I'd not come across before, and the book certainly reigniting my enthusiasm for further reading about the period. If you are a scholar of the 18th century, this book may not have much to offer. Nonetheless, I am awarding it four stars.. Read more
NetGalley, reviewed by Nicki Markus
The author hoped readers would love the book, I did. This period has so much intrigue, fashion, danger, etc. there are so many books written about it. I found this one different. Slightly gossipy, in a good way, chatty really. Masses and masses of historical research and background to learn from, you easily understand who's who. Women had no power yet much power and used it. Men were dressed in elaborate clothes but many were cruel, self serving, ruthless tyrants. Women needed close friends they could trust and spend time with. I think the author has crafted a super easy to read book am thrilled to have been able to review it. Write more please. I am a fan!
NetGalley, reviewed by Patricia Bishop
This must be and will probably remain the definitive work on the history and techniques of bodysnathchers as it is difficult to believe too many people will wish to devote a considerable part of their lives to this gruesome and difficult subject, delving into the coffins and graves of our long gone (in more ways than one) relatives. Yet the author is to be congratulated on her exhaustive research as she clearly establishes that the use of the cadavers and their supply was at the core of research and development of the skills of surgeons.