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Regency House Party [Hardcover]

Lucy Jago


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Book Description

March 1 2004

Tying in with the 8-part prime time Channel 4 series, REGENCY HOUSE PARTY will follow 5 men and 5 women as they meet, flirt and court within the same strict protocols as Jane Austen's heroes and heroines, e.g. all women must be chaperoned, a woman should never encourage a man, a man should never touch a young lady, etc. Each participant will be designated a role and an income, which will dictate their social standing – although at any point this could change and one of the poorer guests could inherit a fortune, or a rich one suffer a crippling debt – and each chapter of the book will focus on a particular character or couple. The houseguests will take part in popular pastimes of the era: attending a public dissection, amateur dramatics, fencing and, of course, dressing up and attending balls. They will also hopefully manage to find a suitable marriage partner, whose wealth and social standing will enhance their own.


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown (March 1 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316726583
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316726580
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 19.3 x 24.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1 Kg
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #845,771 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Review

'Explore the finer points of Regency life while shattering the illusions and revealing the truth of a deeply divided England.' GOOD BOOK GUIDE

About the Author

Lucy Jago was awarded a double first from Cambridge University and an MA from the Courtauld Institute in the History of Art. From there she went on to make history, arts and social documentaries for the BBC and Channel 4 and wrote articles for various publications. She lives in Dorset.


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Amazon.com: 4.6 out of 5 stars  8 reviews
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Not as good as the Manor House Companion but worth having Oct. 23 2011
By Jill - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Though I didn't care that much for this particular "House" program, I'm very interested in the Regency era and thought the companion book would be useful, as I'd found the Manor House companion book to be terrific. I found though that this book was not as informative about the Regency era in general as the Manor House companion book is about the Edwardian era in general. The Regency House Party companion book focuses more on the show, the participants and their experiences, which would be of high interest I should think to fans of the program. There is still enough general information about the Regency to please me, and the pictures are lovely, so I'm happy to have the book, especially for such a bargain price. I would like to have seen more stills of the interiors, and the work that went into transforming them back to the Regency period (did the owner keep some of the changes afterward?) as well as more descriptions of the costumes and how they came by them - some I gather are from past Jane Austen adaptations.
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Regency House Party" April 20 2009
By Nicole Frenck - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover
I found out alot more then what was aired on television. Miss Conick winning the Lottery and become the richest women at the party. Being a history buff learned alot more about the time period too!
5.0 out of 5 stars Regency House Party Nov. 2 2013
By r hames - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
this book took some time to get to me but was more than worth the wait. the condition and packaging was excellent and the book itself is wonderful. it adds interesting detail and gorgeous full color illustrations augmenting the psb Regency House Party dvd. I strongly recommend this book and am glad I got it.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love Regency Period June 29 2013
By Nancy K. Cruse - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Funny, insightful, interesting, accurate. I love the Regency Period in England. This is great. A good read, I plan on buying the DVD when I can.
5.0 out of 5 stars We are 200 years too late. June 28 2013
By Kept Man - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
Beautifully written and depicted volumn giving a real sense of life during the Regency period. If only our own society could be so gracious and well ordered. Strongly recommended.

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