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How to be a Victorian

by Ruth Goodman

eBooks of the Month History The Real World

How to be a Victorian Synopsis

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.

How to be a Victorian Press Reviews

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

 

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

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ISBN: 9780670921362
Publication date: 06/03/2014
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780670921362
Publication date: 6th March 2014
Author: Ruth Goodman
Publisher: Viking an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 464 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, History, The Real World,
Categories: Modern history to 20th century: c 1700 to c 1900,

About Ruth Goodman

Popular Historian Ruth Goodman is an expert in nineteenth-century social and domestic history and has presented a number of BBC television series, including Victorian Farm and Edwardian Farm. She spent ten years as a historical advisor to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Globe Theatre and also appeared in the BBC2 programme 'Tales from the Banquet Hall'. She is a regular presenter on The One Show and has co-authored three books, including the Number One Bestseller Victorian Farm.

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