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THE GEORGIAN DINING ACADEMY FEATURES “PRINNY’S TAYLOR”

It came as a very pleasant surprise to hear that the famous Kitty Pridden had talked enthusiastically about my book at a recent event held at Simpson’s Tavern in London, where she co-hosts those entertaining evenings called ‘the Georgian Dining … Continue reading

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BILLS OF EXCHANGE TO THE DRURY LANE THEATRE

Courtesy of Coutts’ Bank archives. The above bills of exchange show that Louis lent money to the proprietors of the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in 1799.  The story is in a previous blog called ‘Financing Sheridan’ at https://prinnystaylor.wordpress.com/2010/08/12/financing-sheridan/ I have … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEWS OF PRINNY’S TAYLOR

This book has universally received excellent reviews so I thought I would post links to some of them. Reviews in Amazon UK: Reviews in Amazon US: Reviews in Wordery: https://wordery.com/prinnys-taylor-charles-bazalgette-9780987969200 Review and ratings on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25371829-prinny-s-taylor

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I NEARLY DIDN’T MAKE IT…..

The title refers to several narrow squeaks in my family history, which, if they had  gone the other way, would have snuffed out my male line. Squeak the first – My ggggfr Joseph William Bazalgette RN, Louis’ eldest son, insisted … Continue reading

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HOTELS IN THE GEORGIAN PERIOD

A very informative article on inns and hotels by Sarah Waldock, with a very useful list of the major ones. http://sarahs-history-place.blogspot.ca/2017/05/hotels-in-austens-time.html

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PUT TO THE NEEDLE

I thought I had blogged this long ago but it appears that I didn’t. It is a semi-fictional passage from my book which describes the first time when a tailor’s apprentice is invited up on to the ‘board’ to start … Continue reading

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A Preview of Catherine Curzon’s new book: LIFE IN THE GEORGIAN COURT

Catherine Curzon, aka Madame Gilflurt, is a lady with an impressive output and I don’t know how she finds the time to write frequent blogs as well as posting many images on social media. In addition she has now written … Continue reading

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