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Pastimes and Pleasures in the Time of Jane Austen

 Beautifully illustrated with an abundance of rare and unusual Regency fashion plates and  prints, Pastimes and Pleasures offers a delightful overview of the most fashionable activities of  Jane's era as well as what to wear for them!


To be published by Amberley on January 15th 2022, it can be pre-ordered now at Amazon here:

and Amberley here: 


You can also order a signed copy from me.


For a chance to win a signed copy, please enter the free prize draw by dropping me a line telling me your favourite of Jane's works!

Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare


Anyone with a love of the Bard, or even Elizabethan historical fiction will find this lavishly illustrated book a fascinating insight into the designs worn by both men and women in the era, and will answer the curious questions: Why did Shakespeare deem saffron ruffs ‘villainous’? How did a person ‘print one’s thoughts in lawn’?  and What did an Elizabethan gentleman keep in his codpiece, or use to pad his hose?


With extensive research, using examples from across the spectrum of Shakespeare’s works Fashion in the Time of William Shakespeare places fashion within the context of the English Renaissance giving a fascinating insight into what was worn during a remarkable moment in history.



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