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Mrz. 22, 2011, 10:45pm

I was recently watching Downton Abbey and Lark Rise to Candleford. I would like to read some books that include and discuss the lives of the everyday people during these times (Edwardian and Victorian). Any suggestions?

Mrz. 23, 2011, 12:43pm

Victorian London by Liza Picard is an excellent introduction to what life was like for the folks in that grand city. She's a marvelous writer IMHO and her books are as much about the everyday folks as about the upper crust. When I read her books I feel like I'm sitting with a favorite aunt who's telling me great stories about the old days.

There's also Inside the Victorian Home: A Portrait of Domestic Life in Victorian England which is pretty good as well.

Mrz. 24, 2011, 8:46pm

I will definitely have to check out Victorian London! Thanks you very much for your recs. :)

Mrz. 26, 2011, 6:37am

My specialist subject! Here are some favourites from my library:

The Victorian Home - Kathryn Ferry
The Victorian Childhood - Janet Sacks
A Victorian Household: Based on the Diaries of Marion Sambourne - Shirley Nicholson
Consuming Passions - Judith Flanders
The Victorian House - Judith Flanders
Victorian Women - Joan Perkin
Victorian London - Liza Picard
What the Victorians Did For Us - Adam Hart-Davis
The Edwardian Country House - Juliet Gardiner
Edwardian Childhood - Jane Pettigrew

For readability and sheer pleasure I'd especially recommend the ones by Judith Flanders and Juliet Gardiner. There are also lots of other slightly more specialised on my shelves - eg. the workhouse, crime, the Victorians's obsession with ghosts/mediums etc, so do feel free to have a browse any time you like. They are in the collection marked History.

Bearbeitet: Aug. 3, 2019, 10:55am

The Victorians and Edwardians at work and play readable and informative about the everyday lives of people. Focus is mainly on the Edwardian period. Basically colourized picture-postcards with narrative. Interesting read.

Mai 10, 2011, 7:48am

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Mai 11, 2011, 1:55pm

Have you read the Lark Rise to Candleford trilogy? It's wonderful, though from what I've heard very different from the TV adaptation (which I haven't seen).

I also recommend Pamela Horn's The Victorian Country Child and Life in the Victorian Country House