Jenny Uglow





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Jennifer Sheila Uglow OBE (née Crowther, born 1947) is a British biographer, critic and publisher. The editorial director of Chatto & Windus, she has written critically acclaimed biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell, William Hogarth, Thomas Bewick and the Lunar Society, among others, and has also compiled a women's biographical dictionary.

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The Lunar Men: Five Friends...

3.95 avg rating — 530 ratings — published 2002 — 8 editions
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A Gambling Man: Charles II ...

3.80 avg rating — 277 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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Elizabeth Gaskell: A Habit ...

4.10 avg rating — 228 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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The Pinecone: The Story of ...

3.51 avg rating — 140 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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In These Times: Living in B...

4.09 avg rating — 124 ratings — published 2014 — 8 editions
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Nature's Engraver: A Life o...

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George Eliot

3.81 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1987 — 5 editions
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Hogarth: A Life and a World

4.41 avg rating — 49 ratings — published 1997 — 7 editions
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A Little History of British...

4.05 avg rating — 39 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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Words & Pictures: Writers, ...

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“Before the battle they had been discussing whether there might be life after death, and Windham and Rochester had made a pact that if there was, the first to die would come back and tell the other. But, said Rochester, he [Windham] never did.”
Jenny Uglow

“Pitt himself had declared that he could think of no greater evil than ‘the tearing of seventy or eighty thousand persons annually from their native land, by a combination of the most civilised nations, inhabiting the most enlightened quarter of the globe’.29 There was no nation in Europe, he went on, ‘that has, on the one hand, plunged so deeply into this guilt as Britain, or that is so likely, on the other, to be looked to as an example, if she should have the manliness to be the first in decidedly renouncing it’.”
Jenny Uglow, In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

“Sinclair was even more impassioned. He owned large estates in Caithness and in the 1790s he compiled his detailed Statistical Account of Scotland, a compendium of information on geography, economy and society and history that would eventually grow to twenty-one volumes. Putting the new theories”
Jenny Uglow, In These Times: Living in Britain Through Napoleon's Wars, 1793-1815

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