Thursday, October 15, 2015

How To Be A Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life by Ruth Goodman (2013)

How to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian LifeHow to Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life by Ruth Goodman
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

Ruth Goodman clearly knows her stuff, and I liked how she injected herself into the narrative, detailing her personal experience with period clothing or performance of period tasks. But the book could have had a lighter touch; I thought it collapsed on its own heaviness; Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England is a much more engaging work on a similar subject.


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