Dr. Johnsons London: Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education Liza Picard

ISBN: 9781842124376

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Dr. Johnsons London: Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education  by  Liza Picard

Dr. Johnsons London: Coffee-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freakshows and Female Education by Liza Picard
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The practical realities of everyday life are rarely described in history books. To remedy this, and to satisfy her own curiosity about the lives of our eighteenth-century ancestors, Liza Picard immersed herself in contemporary sources - diaries andMoreThe practical realities of everyday life are rarely described in history books. To remedy this, and to satisfy her own curiosity about the lives of our eighteenth-century ancestors, Liza Picard immersed herself in contemporary sources - diaries and journals, almanacs and newspapers, government papers and reports, advice books and memoirs (including those of foreign visitors such as Casanova) - to examine the substance of life in mid-eighteenth century London: houses, gardens, transport, and traffic- occupations and work, pleasure and amusements- health, medicine, and hospitals- sex and food, clothes and fashion- education, manners, and etiquette- crime and punishment.--BOOK JACKET.



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