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THE ICKABOG
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Elizabeth's London
Liza Picard

Classification : History
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2007
Imprint : Orion Books (Including Asterix)
Page Extent : 368
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780753817575
Price : 599

About the book

Like its acclaimed predecessors, RESTORATION LONDON and DR JOHNSON'S LONDON, this book is the result of the author's passionate interest in the practical details of everyday life - and the conditions in which most people lived - so often ignored in conventional history books. The book begins with the River Thames, which - from its surly water-men to its great occasions - played such a central part in the city's life. It moves on to the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework and shopping; clothes, jewellery and make-up; health and medicine; sex and food; education, etiquette and hobbies; religion, law and crime.



'Elizabeth's London is, like its predecessors, a storehouse of fascinating information. Every page contains a nugget' Daily Mail


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ELIZABETH'S LONDON is satisfyingly rich and substantial
Liza Picard brilliantly captures the spirit of the age
this is a book for ducking and weaving through.... this makes satisfying toilet reading - especially the bits about how private loos in the age of Shakespeare were even nastier than our nastiest public loos today
     
Liza Picard
Anton Lesser has played many of the principal roles for the Royal Shakespeare Company including Petruchio, Romeo and Richard III. His film work includes Charlotte Grey, Eroica and The River Queen. He...(+)
Books by Liza Picard
Dr Johnson's London (AB)
Dr Johnson's London (PB)
Restoration London (AB)
Restoration London (PB)
Victorian London (HB)
Victorian London (AC)