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Victorian London - The Life of a City 1840-1870 (Abridged, Downloadable audio file, Abridged edition) Loot Price: R373
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Victorian London - The Life of a City 1840-1870 (Abridged, Downloadable audio file, Abridged edition): Liza Picard
Victorian London - The Life of a City 1840-1870 (Abridged, Downloadable audio file, Abridged edition): Liza Picard

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Victorian London - The Life of a City 1840-1870 (Abridged, Downloadable audio file, Abridged edition)

Liza Picard; Read by Anton Lesser

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Like her previous books, this book will be the result of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life - and the conditions in which most people lived - so often left out of history books. This period of mid Victorian London encompasses a huge range of subjects : Victoria's wedding and the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation; the public utilities - Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation; private charities - Peabody, Burdett Coutts - and workhouses; new terraced housing and transport, trains, omnibuses and the Underground; furniture and decor; families and the position of women; the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.g. Peter Jones, Harrods; entertaining and servants, food and drink; unlimited liability and bankruptcy; the rich, the marriage market, taxes and anti-semitism; the Empire, recruitment and press-gangs. The period begins with the closing of the Fleet and Marshalsea prisons and ends with the first (steam-operated) Underground trains and the first Gilbert & Sullivan. All the splendours and horrors of Victorian life will be vividly recalled.

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Imprint: Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2006
Authors: Liza Picard
Readers: Anton Lesser
Format: Downloadable audio file - MP3 format
Running time: 390 minutes
Edition: Abridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-0-7528-8472-1
Barcode: 9780752884721
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Books > Humanities > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
Books > History > British & Irish history > 1700 to 1900
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Social & cultural history
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
Books > History > History of specific subjects > Local history
LSN: 0-7528-8472-7

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