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When London Was Capital of America by Julie Flavell.. An intriguing look at the colonial era, seen through the lens of the time Americans and Britons began to see themselves as different peoples. A fascinating study of a complex time in America's evolution and birth.

Joel Gardner, LitSnap Editor

"Julie Flavell’s “When London Was Capital of America” illuminates this fascinating chapter of London’s — and North America’s — past, showing how the metropolis functioned as a magnet for colonists from across the Atlantic (including the West Indies) who sought accomplishment, opportunity and commerce.."

The New York Times

"This engaging social history, written with a novelist's eye for character and plot, tells their tale – one the author calls "a missing chapter in the social and cultural history of Americans abroad". It focuses on half a dozen Americans living in London on the eve of revolution, who left behind copious evidence of their existences.."

The Guardian, UK

Author bio: Julie Flavell was born in the United States and grew up in Massachusetts, where she acquired a life-long interest in the American Revolution. After graduating from Bryn Mawr College, She gained her PhD in history at University College London in 1988. Flavell now lives in Scotland with her husband, who is British, and her two children, who have dual citizenship. More information can be found here:

Book Details: Historical Fiction; 320 pp. Fine storytelling: Kindle/Print editions

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