Teaser Tuesday: THAT SUMMER Bibliography

I’m a little behind when it comes to posting a bibliography for That Summer— about a year behind, in fact.

With the paperback of That Summer appearing in stores a week from today, now seemed like a good time to remedy the defect.

Of course, a year after first publication and two years after handing the manuscript in, this is, of necessity, only a partial bibliography, drawn from a combination of memory and lots of digging through the piles of books next to my desk. It’s a combination of Victorian life, Preraphaelite painters, and contemporary criticism and fiction.

There are some excellent books about Victorian London that have come out since I wrote That Summer, but, for the sake of consistency, I included only those I actually consulted in the writing of the book.

And, voila! The partial bibliography….

Barringer, Tim. Reading the Pre-Raphaelites.

Batchelor, John. John Ruskin: A Life.

Bronte, Anne. Agnes Grey.

Bronte, Anne. The Tenant of Wildfell Hall.

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre.

Cooper, Suzanne Fagence. Effie: The Passionate Lives of Effie Gray, John Ruskin and John Everett Millais.

Daly, Gay. Pre-Raphaelites in Love.

Davidoff, Leonore. Family Fortunes: Men and Women of the English Middle Class, 1780-1850.

de Vries, Leonard. Panorama 1842-1865 – The World of the early Victorians as seen through the eyes of the Illustrated London News.

Flanders, Judith. Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England.

Gaskell, Elizabeth. Mary Barton.

Garnett, Henrietta. Wives and Stunners: The Pre-Raphaelites and Their Muses.

Gernsheim, Alison. Victorian and Edwardian Fashion.

Mitchell, Sally. Daily Life in Victorian England.

Moyle, Franny. Desperate Romantics: The Private Lives of the Pre-Raphaelites.

Picard, Liza. Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840–1870.

Pool, Daniel. What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew: From Fox Hunting to Whist — The Facts of Daily Life in Nineteenth-Century England.

Robinson, Michael. The Pre-Raphaelites: Their Lives and Works in 500 Images: A study of the artists, their lives and context, with 500 images, and a gallery showing 300 of their most iconic paintings.

Ruskin, John. On Art and Life.

Ruskin, John. Praeterita.

Todd, Pamela. Pre-Raphaelites at Home.

That Summer Paperback

That Summer appears in paperback on Tuesday, May 19th!


  1. melanie on May 12, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Thank you so much for this reading list! I love the Pre-Raphaelites and loved your book – now I have some new titles to seek out!

  2. SuzanneH on May 12, 2015 at 11:17 pm

    Thanks for posting this list. I really enjoy reading about the books my favourite authors use for reference. I have found some real gems from your lists, such as The Regency Reference Book by Emily Dickenson. I thoroughly enjoyed that one.

  3. Miss Eliza on May 15, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    I have the What Jane Austen ate, love that book! And it’s sequel of sorts too.

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