- Hardcover: 464 pages
- Publisher: Bodley Head; 01 edition (6 April 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847923046
- ISBN-13: 978-1847923042
- Product Dimensions: 16.2 x 3.3 x 24 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 565 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain: Life in the age of Samuel Pepys, Isaac Newton and The Great Fire of London Hardcover – 6 Apr 2017
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"Ian Mortimer is among the best: a conjuror who is always bright, engaging and well-informed… Mortimer’s book pitches us headlong into the broiling maelstrom of late 17th-century everyday life in all its variety and strangeness… Any tour of late 17th-century Britain is guaranteed to be exhilarating. And with Mortimer in charge, one always travels first class" (John Adamson Mail on Sunday)
"Ian Mortimer is a historical truffle hound… He has already made two of these “time traveller” excursions – to medieval and Elizabethan times. Both books were Sunday Times bestsellers, and there is every chance this new one will be too. The Time Traveller’s Guide to Restoration Britain is just such fun to read… Mortimer writes about all of this with real freshness and enthusiasm, as well as a dogged attention to contemporary sources… Brimming with such gems, his book is a delightful read." (Andrew Holgate Sunday Times)
"This entertaining tourist guide brings the late 17th century alive…The latest Time Traveller’s Guide will entertain and inform anyone with an interest in this extraordinary period" (Andrew Taylor The Times)
"Mortimer composes his vivid mosaic of life between 1660 and 1700 through the fancied experience of a time traveller" (Christopher Howse Sunday Telegraph)
"When it comes to (armchair-based) time travel, he’s your man. If you have yet to experience his in-the-now approach to history, I envy you. What strange words and weird customs you will learn… Our guide’s treatment of the past is, as ever, a case of great knowledge worn lightly. He is by turns funny, scholarly, poignant and almost always fascinating… As a way of meeting our ancestors almost face to face, there is something magical about his writing" (Rebecca Armstrong i)
"Ian Mortimer manages to inform and delight in equal measure" (Sue Baker Bookseller)
"Enthralling and detailed" (Roger Lewis Mail)
"A fascinating and involving angle on history" (Choice)
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History used to be almost exclusively about the rich and famous and the ancestors of most of us received no attention. Read morePublished 3 days ago by Kernow13
An extremely well written book, it covers every aspect of the latter part of the 17th century. You really feel as though you are actually traveling through the time. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Jenny Lipman
I like the other Time Travellers Guides that I have on e-book, but brought the hardback version so after I have read it I can give it to the school where I work, will then buy the... Read morePublished 15 days ago by Amazon Customer
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