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Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00TDFH0RE Jane Austen romance meets sociopolitical satire on the phenomenon of science denial, set in the Regency Era, in the quaint Cotswold's countryside of Gloucestershire England. From the back of the book: 'Of Woodbridge and Hedgely is a satire on science denial set in the 1820’s countryside of Gloucester, Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00TDFH0RE Jane Austen romance meets sociopolitical satire on the phenomenon of science denial, set in the Regency Era, in the quaint Cotswold's countryside of Gloucestershire England. From the back of the book: 'Of Woodbridge and Hedgely is a satire on science denial set in the 1820’s countryside of Gloucester, England. The Industrial Revolution has begun to saturate country, but there are still quaint and naïve pockets like these binary towns whose inhabitants are resistant to change. Alas, the enlightenment is brought before them when a young bachelor and engineer, Thomas Winter – the son of a wealthy industrialist – moves into the area with the intention of applying science to their fields to produce higher crop yields. Further, their local Anglican parson, Jonathan Moore, begins a series of science lectures dedicated to the memory of his recently departed brother, in which the subjects of deep time, uniformitarianism, and plutonism, formulated by pioneering geologist James Hutton, are introduced alongside pre-Darwinian evolution. Such is taken rather poorly by the towns' Particular Baptists, led by the preacher George Edwards and funded by the recently wealthy Henry Wyatt, who conspire against these scientific men by way of news propaganda, the latter motivated by romantic adversity.'


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Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00TDFH0RE Jane Austen romance meets sociopolitical satire on the phenomenon of science denial, set in the Regency Era, in the quaint Cotswold's countryside of Gloucestershire England. From the back of the book: 'Of Woodbridge and Hedgely is a satire on science denial set in the 1820’s countryside of Gloucester, Librarian's Note: this is an alternate cover edition for ASIN B00TDFH0RE Jane Austen romance meets sociopolitical satire on the phenomenon of science denial, set in the Regency Era, in the quaint Cotswold's countryside of Gloucestershire England. From the back of the book: 'Of Woodbridge and Hedgely is a satire on science denial set in the 1820’s countryside of Gloucester, England. The Industrial Revolution has begun to saturate country, but there are still quaint and naïve pockets like these binary towns whose inhabitants are resistant to change. Alas, the enlightenment is brought before them when a young bachelor and engineer, Thomas Winter – the son of a wealthy industrialist – moves into the area with the intention of applying science to their fields to produce higher crop yields. Further, their local Anglican parson, Jonathan Moore, begins a series of science lectures dedicated to the memory of his recently departed brother, in which the subjects of deep time, uniformitarianism, and plutonism, formulated by pioneering geologist James Hutton, are introduced alongside pre-Darwinian evolution. Such is taken rather poorly by the towns' Particular Baptists, led by the preacher George Edwards and funded by the recently wealthy Henry Wyatt, who conspire against these scientific men by way of news propaganda, the latter motivated by romantic adversity.'

22 review for Of Woodbridge and Hedgely: A Historical Fiction Novel Set in England's Regency Era

  1. 5 out of 5

    Mystica

    Regency era setting with the Cotswolds as a background proved ideal and scenic for this historical fiction story. Although the Industrial Revolution has set in like everything and everyone else change does not come easily. Acceptance of change is even more difficult and there are always people who are not willing to accept that a new philosophy or a new method is better or more efficient than the previous, traditional one. In this particular town divided by religion we have the Anglican pastor pr Regency era setting with the Cotswolds as a background proved ideal and scenic for this historical fiction story. Although the Industrial Revolution has set in like everything and everyone else change does not come easily. Acceptance of change is even more difficult and there are always people who are not willing to accept that a new philosophy or a new method is better or more efficient than the previous, traditional one. In this particular town divided by religion we have the Anglican pastor promoting one form of thought and the Baptists who are going on another road. Lots of cross talk and high temperatures abound in this very different novel, particularly for this era.

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