Restoration London

  • by Liza Picard
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 6 hrs and 33 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From poverty to pets, from medicine to magic, from slang to sex, from wallpaper to women's rights. A glorious portrait of life in London from 1660-1670 by the bestselling author of ELIZABETH'S LONDON. Making use of every possible contemporary source - diaries, memoirs, advice books, government papers, almanacs, even the Register of Patents - Liza Picard presents an enthralling picture of how life in London was really lived in the 1600s: the houses and streets, gardens and parks, cooking, clothes and jewellery, cosmetics, hairdressing, housework, laundry and shopping, medicine and dentistry, sex, education, hobbies, etiquette, law and crime, religion and popular beliefs.

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"A beautifully produced reference work" (Rose Tremain, Financial Times)

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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-27-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited