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.

Author: Kezragore Gazilkree
Country: Puerto Rico
Language: English (Spanish)
Genre: Relationship
Published (Last): 27 September 2009
Pages: 110
PDF File Size: 16.15 Mb
ePub File Size: 14.81 Mb
ISBN: 889-7-72774-344-6
Downloads: 39343
Price: Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader: Zulugar

But it’s frustrating too. AmazonGlobal Ship Orders Internationally.

Stink or swim

This website uses cookies. The Carl Rogers Reader. Liza Picard opens up this book To Londoners, but I can safely add to history lovers, tourist and anyone fascinated with this Victorian era for the years of there is simply a wealth of information about the social everyday life of Londoners. But vicyorian was also appalling poverty and exploitation, exposed by Henry Mayhew and others.

There were bazaars selling everything from shawls to victoriwn, toys to furniture. I will definitely be reading more books by this author! The book does a fine job of painting a vivid picture in the readers mind: This book covers the mid-years of Queen Victoria’s reign and they were years of dramatic change and achievement.


I think Hobsbawm’s book piza much more informative on the life of the mid-nineteenth century. Mar 03, Katherine rated it it was ok. In this, the fourth in her series of London histories, Liza Picard runs through the everyday life of Londoners between – ; a time when the city was the heart of the British Empire and its inhabitants seemed to be buzzing with new ideas and inventions.

As londonn catafalque passed, they raised their hats in respect.

Victorian London: The Tale of a City – Liza Picard – Google Books

And Happy New Year to you. English Choose a language for shopping. Best example, in a section titled “how to be a lady” the author provides an end note to what she calls an amalgam of sources of good advice: Or blew part of it up.

There’s no shortage victoeian other works to supplement any lack here. But Picard sheds light into some quite obscure corners. The author was thrown off my pictures of servant girls in fancy dresses.

I will probably find more of her stuff as I expand my historical nonfiction reading. It made for a dramatic change to a bustling city and an idea used in others cities around the world. Everyday Life in Dickens’ London. Praise for Victorian London: He explores them, searches out the larger context that helps to explain them, considers the views of other historians, and reaches his own conclusions.


An A-Z of the Great Metropolis. She takes us into schools and prisons, churches and cemeteries. Liza Picard shows us the physical reality of daily life.

You don’t have to wonder whether there’s some information elsewhere in the book that mentions a smell in passing, even though it’s mostly about something else. Johnson’s London and now this fourth book in the series.

Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870

The vignette mode of storytelling would have been fine had the author been more balanced in her presentation of the material. That pretty much sums it up: And I like the idea of the Duke of Wellington being a refreshingly un-stuffy gentleman. Jump to content [s] Jump to site navigation [0] Jump to search [4] Terms and conditions [8].

Picard has done her homework: Its then I would say been divided into themed references and then themes form chapters, each broken down into many small sub-sections. Quotes from Victorian London Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Want to Read saving….