Books by Adrian Tinniswood

Released: Oct. 2, 2018

"Deft, zesty social history."
From bedchambers to ballrooms, a revealing portrait of daily life among the royals. Read full book review >
THE LONG WEEKEND by Adrian Tinniswood
Released: May 3, 2016

"An enjoyable tour with a genial, informed, devoted docent."
A nostalgic account of life at English country houses during the interbellum era. Read full book review >
THE RAINBOROWES by Adrian Tinniswood
Released: Sept. 10, 2013

"An extraordinary glimpse into a pivotal epoch in Western history."
A marvelously rendered tale of how one extended family helped shape, and was shaped by, the England and New England of the 1600s. Read full book review >
Released: Nov. 11, 2010

"Rigorous and sophisticated."
Exciting history of 17th-century piracy among African city-states. Read full book review >
Released: May 10, 2007

"Tinniswood's previous histories were occasionally didactic; this tome proves that, given the right material, he possesses a novelist's talent for storytelling."
Absorbing chronicle of a prominent 17th-century English family. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 5, 2004

"Covers the Great Fire like a blanket. (16 pp. b&w illustrations, not seen)"
A robust account from Christopher Wren biographer Tinniswood (His Invention So Fertile, 2002) of the fire that reduced much of Wren's London to ashes in 1666. Read full book review >
Released: Jan. 1, 2001

"For all aspiring Renaissance people, as well as for students of urban design, art history, and early modern European history."
Sometimes plodding, always illuminating biography of the renowned English architect and overachiever. Read full book review >