Dinner with Joseph Johnson: Books and Friendship in a Revolutionary Age
*Longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize*
In late eighteenth-century London, a group of extraordinary people gathered around a dining table once a week.
The host was Joseph Johnson, publisher and bookseller and he was joined at dinner by a shifting constellation of great minds including William Blake, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, William Wordsworth, Henry Fuseli, Anna Barbauld and Mary Wollstonecraft.
Johnson's years as a maker of books saw profound change in Britain and abroad. In this remarkable portrait of a revolutionary age, Daisy Hay captures a changing nation through the stories of the men and women who wrote it into being, and whose ideas still influence us today.
'Rich in period and personal detail' Guardian
'Hugely engrossing' Sunday Times
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