Ronald Pearsall

No marriage has been documented so assiduously as that of Thomas and Jane Carlyle. Ronald Pearsall describes how a famous Victorian historian was the first who attempted to unveil its secrets.

The Diary of a Victorian Squire, Extracts from the Diaries and Letters of Dearman & Emily Birchall Edited by David Verey - 242 pp, Alan Sutton,...

Ronald Pearsall on an interesting, but frustratingly-presented, account of the build-up to the outbreak of the Great War

The American Traveller in Great Britain, 1800-1914: Passionate Pilgrims Allison Lockwood Cornwall Books, 1981; 551 pp. Mrs Lockwood states that she...
Black Sheep by Christopher Simon Sykes 285 pp. (Chatto & Windus, 1982) 'Wot larx!' says Joe Gargery in Great Expectations, but the larks he had...

Ronald Pearsall enjoys reminiscences about growing up in Edwardian England

Grove is to musicians what Wisden is to cricketers and Crockford is to the clergy. One thing that they have in common is that most people would find...