A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England

Michelle Higgs

 
Date Published :
May 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Paperback
ISBN : 9781781592830
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 7.75 X 5 inches
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$24.95

Overview
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Step into the past and experience the sights, sounds and smells of Victorian England, from clothing to cuisine, toilet arrangements to transport – and everything in between!

HAVE YOU EVER IMAGINED what it would be like to visit the Victorian era? How would you find the best seat on an omnibus, deal with unwanted insects and vermin, get in and out of a vehicle while wearing a crinoline, and avoid catching an infectious disease? Michelle Higgs answers all these questions, and reveals the minutiae of Victorian daily life. Drawing on a wide range of sources, this book blends accurate historical details with compelling stories to bring the period to life. A must-read for seasoned social history fans, costume drama lovers, history students and anyone with an interest in the nineteenth century.

Discover the hidden details of history, from how to fend off pickpockets to the correct way to fasten a corset.

As featured in the Express & Star and Black Country Bugle.

About The Author
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Michelle Higgs is an established author and has previously written on a variety of topics, including the P&S research guide, Tracing Your Servant Ancestors. This new title would tie-in with her previous book and allow linked promotion, potentially boosting sales of the earlier book.

REVIEWS
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"a brilliant guided tour of Charles Dicken's and other eminent Victorian Englishmen's England, with insights into where and where not to go, what type of people you're likely to meet, and what sights and sounds to watch out for... Utterly brilliant!"

- Books Monthly

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