Here are two very different works celebrating those times -Wildish, an adult romantic comedy set during the reign of George II, and The Testament of Sophie Dawes - a neo-Victorian(modern Victorian) tale of secrecy and scandal presented in the form of a diary and letters.
Georgian and Victorian Historical Fiction (including Regency)
The Georgian era, sometimes known as ‘The Long Eighteenth Century’ and which included the brief historical period known as The Regency, was a time of great achievement in the arts and sciences, but also one of considerable inequality and extravagance. Fashions and pleasures were writ large, and the inherent dangers and uncertainty of living in a city such as London resulted in lives that were particularly intense and passionate.
Two sparkling novels from an age of Enlightenment and Revolution
The Victorian era, meanwhile, from 1837 to 1901, provides us today with everything a lover of the Gothic and the Mysterious could wish for - sophisticated, spicy and full of hidden desire. Against a backdrop of revolution and social unrest on the continent, intrigue and ‘atmosphere’ simply emanated from the walls in 19th-century England.