Jenny Uglow grew up in Cumbria and now lives in Canterbury. Her books include prize-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth. The Lunar Men, published in 2002, was described by Richard Holmes as ‘an extraordinarily gripping account’, while Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, won the National Arts Writers Award for 2007 and A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration was shortlisted for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize. Her 2015 history of Britain during the Napoleonic Wars, In These Times, was shortlisted for the Duff Cooper Prize, and her most recent book, Mr Lear an illustrated biography of Edward Lear was longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction and shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year as well as the Apollo Magazine Book of the Year.
Agent Name: Zoë Waldie