Life in Georgian Richmond, North Yorkshire (Paperback)
A Diary and its Secrets
The Georgian Era was a period of immense change in Britain, immortalised in the work of writers such as Jane Austen and architects like John Nash.
For such an evocative period, the question must be asked: what was life really like? In Life in Georgian Richmond, the authors present a rare opportunity to hear the authentic voice of the mid-eighteenth century through the writings of a newly discovered diary, giving a short but intense portrait of a woman immersed in up-to-date Georgian social activities in a bustling and fashionable town in Northern England.
With this book, travel to mid-eighteenth century England: to fairs and markets, horse racing and travelling players. Learn of the changing role of women in Georgian England and along with the authors, unravel their secrets to bring alive society in this vanished world.
'Helen Johnson learns how a Georgian diary has given up its centuries-old secrets thanks to years of painstaking research'Dalesman, May 2019
As featured byTimes Literary Supplement, 2nd November 2018
Fascinating account of the minutiae of daily life in 18th-century Yorkshire.Jane Austen's Regency World, September/October 2018 – reviewed by Joceline Bury
As featured byRichmondshire Today, July 2018
Article: 'Diary reveals life 250 years ago' by Chris Lloyd as featured byDarlignton and Stockton Times, 20th April 2018
Article: 'A whodunnit guide to life in 18th Century Richmond' by Chris Lloyd as featured byThe Northern Echo, 21st April 2018
Article: 'Book charts mysterious Georgian diarist' as featured byTeesdale Mercury, 4th April 2018