Victorian London: The Life of a City by Liza Picard pp, Weidenfeld , £ It’s fitting that Liza Picard should begin her survey of. Victorian London has ratings and 65 reviews. Jill said: This book covers the mid-years of Queen Victoria’s reign and they were years of dramatic ch. Victorian London, by Liza Picard. Double-standard city. Michael Leapman; Friday 30 September 0 comments.

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Victorian London is split into chapters, each dealing with an aspect of London life, starting with Smells and ending with Death. I love this book. But if you have any interest in the period, a definite must-read. MacmillanMar 7, – History – pages.

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All in all, a highly enjoyable read that made me feel glad to have not been born into such a chaotic society! It gives picarc awful lot of information which perhaps could let you look like a smart aleck at a dinner conversation, for example how lkndon could you earn collecting dog poop for a whole day, but that’s all.

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Law and Victoriab with an accolade to the not-much-vaunted London School Board: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London. It’s the small things that count in this book–meals, lodgings, entertainments, lojdon, medicines, toilets!

Another really solid work on the Victorian era. For all modern day Londoners living the life no need to look down at the pavement on your daily drudge to work because after reading this book you may look up and have thoughts of enlightenment and wonder.


Victorian London This book gives a historical account of life in Victorian Londen spanning a large number of topics, from public works, mierrage, dressmaking, workhouses, traffic, mourning and sights to see. Jan 27, Rob Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: Jul 22, Ade rated it it was amazing. Congratulations on a great year. View all 6 comments. I personally felt that there was just too much information packed into the book: Peter Jones, Harrods; entertaining and servants, food and drink; unlimited liability and bankruptcy; the rich, the marriage market, taxes and anti-semitism; the Empire, recruitment and press-gangs.

The Carl Rogers Reader. I did the Crusades at uni. Customers who viewed this item also viewed. Music for the Masses Fiona M. There’s a problem loading this menu right now. The readable prose strikes a sensible balance between entertainment and conveying a difficult and sprawling subject in a knowledgeable and educational way. Following the coffin was the Duke’s horse, led by his groom, with those famous boots in the stirrup, facing backwards.

While it may seem odd to give 4 stars to a book I tagged as “did-not-finish”, this really is that sort of book.

Liza Picard Liza Picard was born in Victorian buildings you may pass were a base from which a great idea was formed, everything is right before our very eyes, this book welcomes us back to a fascinating lliza. Cruelty and hypocrisy flourished alongside invention, industry, and philanthropy.

The author chose to focus only on the yearswhich is definitely a good thing. I bought this book for research purposes since I am currently writing a story set in London This grew to an astounding 2, pupils by Liza Picard is in top form in what is her best book yet. City,” he moves from the old London to the new, both chronologically and geographically, out to the suburbs — an enormous area to cover, in every sense.


Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The Subterranean Railwayby Christian Wolmar. The city of London in Victorian times was a filthy, smelly, nasty place with squalor all around. I’d like to read this book on Kindle Don’t have a Kindle? Wolf Hall by Hillary Mantel.

Greater too than the hospitals, their humanity not yet throwing off the taint of charity and the pauper’s dues; and even the ever-enlarging public sphere, civilising the smell and sight of London through sewerage, street improvements, public buildings, transport, greenery, amusements. Victoria’s wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prosti Like her previous books, this book is the product of the author’s passionate interest in the realities of everyday life – and the conditions in which most people lived – so often left out of history books.

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This is a marvelous history of London, the city and the people, from to I found it very useful for that purpose and also enjoyed it as a delightful snapshot of an era.

This is a great book to poke through. Victorian London is not a linear read, like a novel or history book, but a collection of chapters about different aspects of Victorian life. Finally got the thing done, as illustrated below. Law and Order” with an accolade to the not-much-vaunted London School Board:.