Author’s Note

As well as reading I visit museums and places of historical interest.

Selected Bibliography


Roy & Lesley Adkins Eavesdropping on Jane Austen’s England
Louise Allen The Georgian Seaside (The English resorts before the railway age)_
Louise Allen Walking Jane Austen’s London (A Tour Guide for the Modern Traveller)
Louise Allen Walks Through Regency London
Mavis Batey Regency Garden
Arthur Bryant The Years of Endurance 1793 – 1802
Arthur Bryant The Years of Victory 1802 -1812
Arthur Bryant The Age of Elegance 1812-1822
David Cecil A Portrait of Jane Austen
Nick Ffoulkes Dancing Into Battle. (A Social History of the Battle of Waterloo.)
Susannah Fullerton Dance with Jane Austen
David Howarth Waterloo (A Guide to the Battlefield.)
Maria Hubert Jane Austen’s Christmas (The Festive Season in Georgian England
Venetia Murray. High Society (In the Regency Period.)
Nigel Nicolson The World of Jane Austen
Rebecca Smith Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas
Margaret C. Sullivan The Jane Austen Handbook. (A Sensible Yet Elegant Guide to Her World.)
Sue Wilkes A Visitor’s Guide to Jane Austen’s England


Pillis Cunnington and Anne Black Children’s Costume 1300 – 1900
C. Willet and Philis Cunnington The History of Underclothes
C. Willet and Philis Cunnington English Women’s Costume in the 19th Century

Regency and Victorian

Kristine Hughes The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England. 18 11 – 1901

Napoleonic War

Ian Fletcher Galloping At Everything (The British Cavalry in the Peninsular War and at Waterloo 1808 – 15.)
Bryan Forster Men-at-Arms Series 130 Wellington’s Heavy Cavalry.
Bryan Foster Men-at-Arms Series 126 Wellington’s Light Cavalry,
Elizabeth Longford the Years of the Sword
T. A. Heathcote Wellington’s Peninsular Generals & Their Battles
Mark Urban The Man Who Broke Napoleon’s Codes. (The Story of George Scovell.)
Carola Oman Britain Against Napoleon
18th Century
David Chandler Military Memoirs of Marlboroughs Canpaigns 1702-1714
Winston Churchill Marlborough His Life and Times
J. H. Plumb England in the 18th Century A Study of the Development of English Society
Maureen Waller Ungrateful Daughters. The Stuart Princesses Who Stole Their Father’s Throne.
Maureen Waller 1700 Scenes from London Life


Cathy Birch Awakening the Writer
Carole Blake From Pitch to Publication
Dorothea Brand Becoming a Writer
D.J.Cole A Writer’s Guide to Police Organisation and Crime Investigation and Detection
Diana Doubtfire The Craft of Novel Writing
Jenny Haddon and Elizabeth Hawksley Getting The Point. A Panic-Free Guide to English Punctuation for Adults
Marina Oliver Writing Historical Fiction
Marina Oliver Writing Romantic Fiction
Marina Oliver Writing & Selling A Novel
Adele Ramet Creating a Twist in the Tale
Adele Ramet Creative Writing
Adle Ramet Writing Short Stories and Articles
Ronald B Tobias Twenty Master Plots and How to Build Them
Jame Wenham-jones wannabe a writer we’ve heard of?
Stela Whitelaw How to Write & Sell a Book Proposal
A Writers’ & Artists’ Companion Writing Historical Fiction