Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship

Jane Austen's most famous (& most fancied) hero reveals the secrets of his success with the opposite sex, offering hints to both ladies and gentlemen on the rules of courtship

The Georgian Bawdyhouse

A lively introduction to the sexual underworld of 18th-century England, exploring the lives of those involved in the business of sex, including the 'nymph', the brothel-keeper and their clients

Royal Weddings

Potted history of almost 1000 years of British royal weddings, from Henry I – whose bride was believed by many to be a runaway nun – through Henry VIII's six attempts at matrimony, to the recent weddings of Princes William and Harry

Mr Darcy's Guide to Courtship 

A Publishers Weekly 'Pick of the Week', featured in the New York Times

Stylist magazine's '30 Books Every Woman Should Read'

“A delightful job recreating Darcy at his most cranky, aloof, and – yes -– charming.” –  Publishers Weekly

“Downright hysterical... a fun and quick read that will keep you laughing for a while.” –

“Pitch-perfect ability to capture the stodgy – and, of course, prideful and prejudiced -- voice of one Mr. Darcy ... sure to have Austen/P&P/Darcy fans swooning.” –  The Book Page

“Laugh out loud funny. I really can't recommend this more to fans of Jane Austen, of the movies, and of the era itself.” –

The Georgian Bawdyhouse

"Entertaining, learned and instructive, this is a perfectly pitched little book' 

– Prof Suzannah Lipscomb, historian & broadcaster

"Takes in every aspect of the period's commercial exploitation of female flesh ... excellent.'

– The Dabbler.


'a lightness of touch belies the enormous amount of research that has

clearly gone into every page ... a superb family biography

BBC History Magazine

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