May 312012
This review appears on  (and as far as I know it is genuine, and certainly not ghosted by me!).

A wonderful book! May 16, 2012

Format:Hardcover|Amazon Verified Purchase
This is a fantastic book!!! It is so well done, with illustrations of the original source materials (excerpts from the diaries, wills, inventories, etc.) as well as drawings, cutouts and silhouettes and portraits, and detailed information provided by the author. This is not only a fascinating family record, it is also prime information about daily life in the Georgian era. Mr. Rendell is to be commended for the readability of this book-it is clear, full of detail and explanation, and still a delightful read. Mr. Rendell’s humor and his affection for his subject add to the reader’s pleasure. This is a must-read for anyone who enjoys history, and an invaluable reference for a historian or historical fiction author.”
Well, thank you Lauren G, you have quite made my day! I don’t know who you are or where to contact you, but I am grateful to you. Nearly 18 months on from publication and it is great to get this sort of feed-back. My book will never sell  by the truckload, and for some reason no-one has asked me about the film rights, but it is nice to know that it is appreciated and enjoyed for what it is – a good read.

  One Response to “As Fagin sang in Oliver! – I’m Reviewing the Situation….”


    And a fully justified comment!

 Leave a Reply