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How to be Victorian


How to Be a Victorian is an enchanting manual for the insatiably curious, “the cheapest time-travel machine you’ll find”. Drawing on her own firsthand adventures living in re-created Victorian conditions, Goodman serves as our bustling guide to nineteenth-century life. Proceeding from daybreak to bedtime, this charming, illustrative work “imagines the Victorians as intrepid survivors” (New Republic) of the most perennially fascinating era of British history. 

By Ruth Goodman. Published by Liveright, 2015. 480 pages, softcover.