Category Archives: bibliography

“Promised Land” bibliography

If you have any questions about any of the historical background of the book, feel free to comment or e-mail me! I love talking about this stuff. This is only a partial bibliography with some of my favorite sources.

1. Masquerade: The Life and Times of Deborah Sampson, Continental Soldier, by Alfred F. Young. An excellent biography of the most successful female soldier of the Revolutionary War (that we know of!).

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“A Taste of Honey” bibliography

If you have any questions about any of the historical background of the book, feel free to comment or e-mail me! I love talking about this stuff. This is only a partial bibliography with some of my favorite sources.

1. The Complete Confectioner; or, HOUSEKEEPER’S GUIDE: To a simple and speedy Method of understanding the whole ART OF CONFECTIONARY; The various ways of PRESERVING and CANDYING, dry and liquid, All Kinds of Fruit, Nuts, Flowers, Herbs, &c. And the Method of keeping them FRESH AND FINE ALL THE YEAR ROUND; THE DIFFERENT WAYS OF CLARIFYING SUGAR; With Directions for making Fruit Pastes, Bomboons, Pastils, Compotes, Fruit Ices, Cream Ices, Marmalades, Jellies, Jams, Cakes, Puffs, Biscuits, Tarts, Custards, Cheesecakes, Sweetmeats, Fritters, Creams, Syllabubs, Blanc-mange, Flummeries, Ornaments for grand Entertainments, Dragees, Syrups of all Kinds, Nicknacks and Trifles for Deserts, Strong Cordials, Oils, Simple Waters, Milk Punch that will keep 20 Years, and ALL SORTS OF ENGLISH WINES. ALSO, THE ART OF MAKING ARTIFICIAL FRUIT, with the Stalks in it, so as to resemble the natural Fruit. TO WHICH ARE ADDED, SOME BILLS OF FARE FOR DESSERTS FOR PRIVATE FAMILIES, by Hannah Glasse and Maria Wilson, 1800. Exactly what it says on the tin. Almost everything served at the Honey Moon Confectionery is based on a recipe in this book.

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"All or Nothing" bibliography

This is just a partial bibliography of some of my favorite sources. If you have particular questions about anything in the book, please e-mail me or comment! It’s a subject I never get tired of talking about.

1. The faith of remembrance: Marrano labyrinths, by Nathan Wachtel. An invaluable, heartwrenching resource on the lives of Spanish and Portuguese Jews forced to convert or pretend to convert by the Inquisition.

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In for a Penny bibliography

This is just a partial bibliography of some of my favorite sources. If you have particular questions about any of my research, please e-mail me or comment! It’s a subject I never get tired of talking about.

1. Bread or Blood: a study of the agrarian riots in East Anglia in 1816, by A.J. Peacock. This book was an invaluable source on “what happened in ’16” and on the hardships of the English working class in the era. As E.P. Thompson says in his foreword, “Those who are interested in the history of the common people will read this book anyway. Those who sentimentalize Regency England need to read it most of all.” Got me on both counts!

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A Lily Among Thorns bibliography

If you have any questions about any of the historical background of the book, feel free to comment or e-mail me! I love talking about this stuff. This is only a partial bibliography with some of my favorite sources.

1. The Regency Underworld, by Donald A. Low. Invaluable for understanding how the world of London crime functioned. (I also used this book heavily when writing True Pretenses.)

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True Pretenses bibliography

If you have any questions about any of the historical background of the book, feel free to comment or e-mail me! I love talking about this stuff. This is only a partial bibliography with some of my favorite sources.

1. The Big Con by David Maurer. Yes, he’s talking about con artists of a much later era than my book, but let’s be real, there is nothing new under the sun. While the specific slang and operating procedures described in this book might not have existed, the principles hadn’t changed, and I have reason to believe that many of the short cons described in this book existed in the Regency era.

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Sweet Disorder bibliography

If you have any questions about any of the historical background of the book, feel free to comment or e-mail me! I love talking about this stuff. This is only a partial bibliography with some of my favorite sources.

1. The English Town, 1680-1840: Government, Society and Culture by Rosemary Sweet. I cannot express how much I love this book. I couldn’t have constructed Lively St. Lemeston without it. This book has detailed info on everything.

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