Regency Culture and Society: The Persian Student in London

I heard of a fascinating new book on NPR the other day, the recounting of a diary of Persian student who travelled, with five other students, to study in London in 1815.  The new release The Love of Strangers: What Six Muslim Students Learned in Jane Austen’s London by Nile Green relates the adventures of the Muslim young men as they immerse themselves in British Regency … Expand

Regency Advertistments: Bone (Ahem) Up on This!


Appearing in the Dec. 1814 The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions… I wonder if this is a DIY book? Married people, consider yourself admonished.

Regency Hot Spots: Bookseller Shops and the Subscription Library

For most of the subjects of Reg Roms (gentlewomen and men), reading was a popular pastime to occupy days full of leisure.  In Town, there would have been many opportunities for gentlewomen and men to get their hands on good reading material including newspapers, periodicals, and books. The most popularly name dropped book shop in Reg Roms is Hatchards, who has operated (now owned by Waterstones) … Expand