Yesterday, I collected Bucks and Bruisers, Pierce Egan and Regency England by J.C. Reid from the library.
I've leafed through the book, and it looks as though it will be very interesting.
"Pierce Egan, whose Boxiana was the incomparable record of the golden age of pugilism, was by profession printer, publisher, journalist, hack-writer, actor and dramatist. His great success was a book called Life in London...
"In this the f
irst study of Pierce Egan J.C. Reed outlines his life and descrbes his careet, his intimate knowledge of London low life, and his eccentric, cocky, resilient personality...."