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Books about aspects of life in the Regency period

Mark Girouard

Life in the English Country House, Yale University Press, 1978

Pamela Horn

Flunkies and Scullions: life below stairs in Georgian England, Sutton Publishing, 2004

Jennifer Kloester

Georgette Heyer’s Regency World, William Heinemann, 2005

Roy Porter

English Society in the 18th Century, Penguin Books, 1982

John Rule

The Vital Century: England's Developing Economy 1714 - 1815, Longman, 1992

Janet Todd (edited)

Jane Austen in Context, Cambridge University Press, 2005

Books about historical events affecting Dorset

Robert C. Davis

Christian Slaves, Muslim Masters: White Slavery in the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, and Italy 1500-1800, Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

Geoffrey Morley

Smuggling in Hampshire and Dorset, 1700-1850, Countryside Books, 1983

One of the few Regency novels to mention contemporary technical inventions is

Georgette Heyer

Frederica, Arrow Books, 1965

And two books about Jane Austen

Maggie Lane

Jane Austen's England, Robert Hale Limited, 1995

Claire Tomalin

Jane Austen: A Life, Penguin Books, 2000