Amanda Vickery: From Page to Screen

AMANDA VICKERY took the BBC by storm with her three-part history documentary series ‘At Home with The Georgians’. The DVD, due for release in March, will present another chance to join Amanda as she explores domestic Georgian life, uncovering the secrets, aspirations and fears of individual people.

The programme, which aired in December 2010, garnered praise from the critics and the viewing public alike, cementing Amanda Vickery as an exuberant new face in History television programming.

‘At Home with the Georgians’ was based on Amanda’s best selling book Behind Closed Doors, which unlocks the homes of Georgian England, examining the lives of the people who lived there. For more information on Amanda, be sure to pay a visit to her website or follow her on Twitter. She will be appearing at Off the Shelf’s Bumper History Weekend in Sheffield (3 – 6 February) and at the Bath Literature Festival on Saturday 5 March 2011, at 11.15 am.

Behind Closed Doors is now available to buy in paperback.

Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England (Yale University Press)

Praise for Behind Closed Doors

“Vickery  is that rarity among historians: A skillful and elegant writer. Vickery retains a noticeable Lancashire accent as well as an unselfconscious directness that makes her a powerful and engaging communicator, as effective on the screen as on the page.” – History Today

“Amanda Vickery is a naughty, clever, humourous eavesdropper on the past… She has the Georgians in her sights like no one since Jane Austen.” – Sunday Telegraph

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