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Reviewers' comments on The Time Traveller's Guide to Restoration Britain

'This entertaining tourist guide brings the late 17th century alive... There are other good guides to Restoration society, but none covers such a wide canvas as Mortimer's, in time and place. He deals with a 40-year period and with Scotland and Wales as well as England. Apart from anything else, the book is an impressive feat of synthesis... The latest Time Traveller's Guide will entertain and inform anyone with an interest in this extraordinary period.' (Andrew Taylor, The Times, 25 March 2017).

'Displaying an impressive range and depth of knowledge as well as a writerly instinct for dramatic presentation, Mortimer continues his you-are-there approach to English history, following his previous British bestsellers in this series... Mortimer deeply immerses the reader in this world, imparting an amazing first-hand feel for what living in the era was like.' (Brad Hooper, Booklist, April 2017).

'The latest guidebook to England’s past from the renowned historian. Social historian Mortimer is on to a good thing. His previous, similarly structured books, The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England and The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England, charmed readers, and this latest will do the same... Readers will finish this third in a delightful series of bottom-up histories hoping Mortimer has his sights set on Georgian England.' (Kirkus Reviews, 6 February 2017).

'I thought this the best of all the Time Traveller's Guides so far. With judicious use of Pepys's diaries, Ian Mortimer manages to inform and delight in equal measure.' (Sue Baker, The Bookseller, 20 January 2017).