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Victorian London : The Tale of a City 1840-1870
by Liza Picard


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For readers who enjoy their history told with a sense of gusto, verve, and a keen eye for detail, Liza Picard brings "Victorian London" to fruitful life.

With her trademark wit and passionate interest in the quirky realities of everyday life, Liza Picard vividly recalls all the splendors and horrors of Victorian life.  Read more...


 
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Overview

For readers who enjoy their history told with a sense of gusto, verve, and a keen eye for detail, Liza Picard brings "Victorian London" to fruitful life.

With her trademark wit and passionate interest in the quirky realities of everyday life, Liza Picard vividly recalls all the splendors and horrors of Victorian life. As suburbs expanded and roads multiplied, London was ripped apart to make way for railway lines and stations, sewers, and the world's first subway. "Deserving poor" saw the first public housing projects, and significant advances were made in medicine. Using unpublished diaries of Londoners, Picard uncovers signs of progress in London such as flushing toilets, umbrellas, letter boxes, and traffic regulations. But it was still a city of cholera outbreaks, public executions, and the workhouse, where parents could sell their children for as little as 12. Liza Picard is in top form in what is her best book yet."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780312366599
  • ISBN-10: 0312366590
  • Publisher: Griffin
  • Publish Date: February 2007
  • Page Count: 368


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