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Jenny Uglow’s most recent book is The Pinecone: The Story of Sarah Losh.
How to Create the Perfect Wife: Britain’s Most Ineligible Bachelor and His Enlightened Quest to Train the Ideal Mate
by Wendy Moore
Consider the Fork: A History of How We Cook and Eat
by Bee Wilson
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
by Dava Sobel
At Home: A Short History of Private Life
by Bill Bryson
Never Pure: Historical Studies of Science as if It Was Produced by People with Bodies, Situated in Time, Space, Culture, and Society, and Struggling for Credibility and Authority
by Steven Shapin
The Atmosphere of Heaven: The Unnatural Experiments of Dr. Beddoes and His Sons of Genius
by Mike Jay
Late Turner: Painting Set Free, showing at Tate, Britain, is a fittingly autumnal show, focusing on Turner’s life from his sixtieth birthday in 1835 to his death in 1851.