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Jean Louis Bazalgette Web-bio

If you would like to see the proof of the front cover of the book please go here http://chasbaz.posterous.com/ .
The book is still being edited but I hope to have it ready in a few months.

Prinny's Taylor is just published in Kidle form.
See:

I should have posted the Amazon UK link so here it is:

Charles' bio of Jean Louis clears up a lot of myths about him and the family he started in England. Any one wanting to research the tailoring industry in the early 19th century will find this a treasure trove of detail. There are also things that surprised me. I thought I was the first Bazalgette to go to Balliol College Oxford: not so Louis's grandson Evelyn - the QC - went there in the middle of the century. the amount of money that Prinny spent on his clothes would be amazing even at today's prices, let alone turn of the 18/19th century. There were somethings I'd rather not have learned - like the family's (distant) connection with the slave trade.

Well done Charles.

Thanks for your post, John. The good news is that a printed draft is going through the last proofing stage, after which a final draft will be requested. So the paperback version, which has more detail and corrections, should be out in September I hope.

There has been a lot of talk recently about slave ownership because the slave owners' database is now available online. Our family's involvement is not that distant but at least there was no intention of actually owning estates when Louis started lending money to Jamaica planters. I suppose that is something to feel slightly better about I suppose.

Best wishes,
Charles

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Originally posted by Charles

Thanks for your post, John. The good news is that a printed draft is going through the last proofing stage, after which a final draft will be requested. So the paperback version, which has more detail and corrections, should be out in September I hope.

There has been a lot of talk recently about slave ownership because the slave owners' database is now available online. Our family's involvement is not that distant but at least there was no intention of actually owning estates when Louis started lending money to Jamaica planters. I suppose that is something to feel slightly better about.

Best wishes,
Charles