UPROAR!: Satire, Scandal and Printmakers in Georgian London
About this deal
Friday 31st March - In conversation with Dan Snow at the Sheldonian Theatre, Oxford Literary Festival
In March 2023, I published my debut non-fiction history book, UPROAR!, which tells the thrilling story of London’s satirists from the late Georgian period.A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians**
Alice lives and breathes history - it's almost uncanny. I think she may have come from the past -- Dr Sam Willis, author of THE STRUGGLE FOR SEA POWERHistorical nonfiction purists out there probably won’t enjoy this as much as I did from a writing style perspective: Loxton uses modern references to make points in a very casual, comical, delivery style. She uses hypothetical dialogue, journal entries, and “picture this” narrative devices to bring the reader into the past-she doesn’t simply regurgitate factual information. This, for me, was an interesting choice, but one that worked, especially given the light, jokey content & tone of the book. Her delivery style on TikTok and her delivery in this book is very similar-I could hear her voice in my head as I read this! A brilliant new history of Georgian Britain through the eyes of the artists who immortalised it, by one of the UK's most exciting young historians ** I’ve presented many history documentaries, been interviewed as a talking head, and appeared on live international broadcasts. You can see many of my documentaries at History Hit TV and on the History Hit YouTube channel, or have a watch of my showreel, here. My agent is Helen Purvis - please don’t hesitate to get in touch.