★★★★★ “A fascinating read” – Readers’ Favorite, 2021
The Reader’s Companion to the Hampshire Stories Series is a delightful, concise guide to the history, traditions and literature of 19th-century England. This book contains many lovely illustrations of the period.
Topics covered: Courtship and weddings; the social call; dancing and parlour games; the London Season, music and the performing arts; the monarchy and the nobility; occupations; religion and the Church; Christmas traditions; the typical English fare; fashion; modes of transportation; Life of the middle and upper classes; the London slums; political parties and reforms; technological advancements and breakthroughs; British and Irish Literature of the 1800s.
– Five-Star Seal, Readers’ Favorite, 2021
– #1 Bestseller, Amazon.com & Amazon Canada (In several categories)
– #1 Hot New Release, Amazon.com & Amazon Canada (In several categories)
– An Amazon Top 100 Bestseller in the UK and Italy (In several categories)
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Joe Giampaolo was born in Rome, Italy, and moved to Canada as a teenager. He studied philosophy at York University. He speaks Italian and English and studied French, Spanish, Latin, and ancient Greek. Joe has a passion for fountain pens, mountain bikes, cooking, travelling, and the theatre. He lives in Toronto with his family and their two dogs, Suka and Buddy.
Joe writes both fiction and non-fiction books about 19th-century England. In “The Hampshire Stories Series: Essays,” the author outlines the history, traditions and literature of England in the 1800s. In “The Hampshire Stories Series: Novellas and Short Tales,” a reader will find delightful Regency romances, Victorian dramas, gothic tales and ghost stories. All of Joe’s books have appeared on various Amazon Top 100 Bestseller Lists in the USA, the UK, Canada and Italy.
Joe’s favourite authors are Jane Austen, Charlotte Brontë, George Eliot, Gustave Flaubert, Elizabeth Gaskell, Charles Dickens, and Thomas Hardy.