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How To Be a Victorian - Ruth Goodman
How To Be a Victorian
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How to be a Victorian - a time traveller's guide to Victorian Britain by the BBC's Ruth Goodman. We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean... show more
How to be a Victorian - a time traveller's guide to Victorian Britain by the BBC's Ruth Goodman. We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living. Drawing on Ruth's unique first-hand experience, gained from living on a Victorian farm for a year, this book will teach you everything you need to know about 19th century living. If you liked A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England or If Walls Could Talk, you will love this book. Popular Historian Ruth Goodman is an expert in nineteenth-century social and domestic history. She has presented a number of BBC television series, including Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm and is a regular expert on The One Show. She spent ten years as a historical advisor to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Globe Theatre and has co-authored three books, including the Number One Bestseller Victorian Farm.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780670921362 (067092136X)
Publisher: Viking
Pages no: 464
Edition language: English
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SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady
SusannaG - Confessions of a Crazy Cat Lady rated it
4.5 How to be a Victorian
How to be a Victorian, like Ruth Goodman's How to be a Tudor, which I read in January, is a fine study of a foreign country - in this case the Britain of roughly 150 years ago. It is filled with strange, often horrifying or amusing details. For example, that genteel ladies might want to take exerc...
Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it
5.0 How to Be a Victorian
Excellent look at victorian life from rising in the morning to going to bed with a lot of citations.
Rane Aria
Rane Aria rated it
4.5 How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life
Fascinated by the Victorian era for many years now, I gobbled up piece by piece of this book. Ruth Goodman makes everything fun and interesting as she herself is not only a historian but reenacts things she has read and research herself from corset wearing, farming and everyday life of, in this case...
Rane Aria
Rane Aria rated it
5.0 How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-To-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life
Fascinated by the Victorian era for many years now, I gobbled up piece by piece of this book. Ruth Goodman makes everything fun and interesting as she herself is not only a historian but reenacts things she has read and research herself from corset wearing, farming and everyday life of, in this case...
Summer Reading Project, BookLikes Satellite
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4.5 How to Be a Victorian, by Ruth Goodman
On the first work day of every month, I run a report to find all the new books, videos, and CDs that were added to my library's collection during the previous month. My perk for doing this is that I get first crack (usually) at the books I find interesting. Sometimes I just tweet about the standouts...
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