Narrated By: Patience Tomlinson
Duration: 15 hours and 1 minute
What to expect
Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman, read by Patience Tomlinson.
How to be a Victorian - a time traveller's guide to Victorian Britain by the BBC's Ruth Goodman
We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living.
Drawing on Ruth's unique first-hand experience, gained from living on a Victorian farm for a year, this book will teach you everything you need to know about 19th century living.
If you liked A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England or If Walls Could Talk, you will love this book.
European history, Social & cultural history
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