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Review! ‘Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale’

Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale
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Swimming with Dr Johnson and Mrs Thrale, by Julia Allen, ISBN: 9780718892760

“…probably just the sort of book that Johnson would have employed in his compilation of the Dictionary. […] Inspired by her knowledge of lexicography and a desire to rescue Johnson from caricature as a ‘stout, elderly-looking man in a wig’, Allen reproduces a collection of curious gobbets to illustrate the physical activities enjoyed by Johnson and his contemporaries.”
Kate Chisholm, Times Literary Supplement, 3 May 2013

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