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How to be a Victorian

«Beetonian, compendious»

Guardian

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 sprinkle tea leaves on the carpet? Drink beer for breakfast... Les mer

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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 sprinkle tea leaves on the carpet? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish?

Detaljer

Forlag
Penguin Books Ltd
Innbinding
Paperback
Språk
Engelsk
Sider
464
ISBN
9780670921362
Utgivelsesår
2014
Format
20 x 13 cm

Om forfatteren

Ruth Goodman is a historian who specializes in the everyday life of the past. She has written and presented numerous acclaimed BBC television series and is a regular presenter on the One Show. She is the author of How to be a Victorian, and has co-authored three other books, including the Number One Bestseller Victorian Farm.

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«Beetonian, compendious»

Guardian

«Highly readable, often amusing and sometimes shocking, this is popular history at its best»

BBC Who Do You Think You Are magazine

«Written with such passion that one cannot help but be carried along . . . Will fascinate and inform anyone who is in any way interested in Victorian ways of life»

Dr Ian Mortimer, author of 'The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England'

«A delightful read . . . allows us to see how the Victorians lived from day to day. A triumph»

Judith Flanders, author of 'The Victorian City'

«Shocking, exciting, wonderful»

Clive Anderson, BBC Radio 4

«Written with such passion that one cannot help but be carried along . . . Will fascinate and inform anyone who is in any way interested in Victorian ways of life»

Dr Ian Mortimer, author of The Time Traveller’s Guide to Medieval England

«A delightful read . . . allows us to see how the Victorians lived from day to day. A triumph»

Judith Flanders, author of The Victorian City

«I absolutely love this book. Exuberant, absorbing ... there's scarcely a detail of Victorian life Ruth has not tried»

A N Wilson, Mail on Sunday

«Ruth - a woman who possesses so much elbow grease that she could probably can the overflow to sell on the side»

Independent

«Goodman's enthusiasm for history is as palpable as her contempt for misty-eyed interpretations of it»

Telegraph

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