Here are the first few reviews:
‘Well researched, full of interesting facts and fascinating anecdotes, and with an impressively broad overview, Wilkes has created both a rich social history and a captivating snapshot of an age of incredible change.’ Lancashire Evening Post 3.11.09
‘This well-researched book gives a detailed portrait of Cheshire society during the early years of the 19th century. From the scandals of the Prince Regent to the tumultuous threat of reform, the whole of the county is represented in the story of this one county. A fascinating account.’ Family History Monthly, January 2010.
‘A fascinating and energetic insight into the pre-Victorian period.’ Discover My Past England, January 2010.
‘Sue Wilkes paints a vivid and informative picture of Regency society... Regency Cheshire sparkles with enthralling descriptions and accounts about the everyday lives of the elite, contrasting their opulent lifestyle of assembly balls, racing, hunting and shooting, with the appalling conditions of factory workers and lowly farmers trying to make ends meet…a pleasure to read.’ Jane Odiwe.
You can read a detailed review here at Jane Austen's World – I can thoroughly recommend Vic’s blog if you are a fan of all things Regency. There is always something new to read on her website; she has done a fantastic amount of research.
An illustration from Regency Cheshire:
Ladies’ fashions, evening wear, 1810. French engraving by Camus, c.1830. Author’s collection.