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Dr. Johnson's London

Everyday Life in London in the Mid 18th Century

The everyday realities of life in the city of Hogarth, Fielding and Dr Johnson, based on contemporary evidence, by the author of the bestselling ELIZABETH´S LONDON.

Like its popular and acclaimed predecessor RESTORATION LONDON, this book is the result of the author¿s passionate interest in the practical details of the everyday life of our ancestors, so often ignored in more conventional history books. Based on every possible contemporary source - diaries, almanacs, newspapers, advice books, memoirs, government papers and reports - Liza Picard examines every aspect of life in London: the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework, laundry and shopping; clothes and jewellery, cosmetics and hairdressing; medicine, sex, hobbies, education and etiquette; religion and popular beliefs; law and crime. This book spans the years 1740 to 1770, starting when the gin craze was gaining ground and ending when the east coast of America was still British.

Portrait
Liza Picard was born in 1927. She read law at the London School of Economics and qualified as a barrister, but did not practise. She worked for many years in the office of the Solicitor of the Inland Revenue and lived in Gray´s Inn and Hackney, before retiring to live in Oxford. Restoration London, the result of many years´ interest and research into London life, was her first book.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 384
Erscheinungsdatum 01.05.2003
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-84212-729-2
Verlag Orion Publishing Co
Maße (L/B/H) 130/196/28 mm
Gewicht 300
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