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Brits Guide to Orlando and Walt Disney World 2001
Brits Guide to Orlando and Walt Disney World 2001
by Simon Veness
Edition: Paperback

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars great reader friendly guide to Orlando and the theme parks, 15 July 2001
Simon Veness covers so much ground in this guide, you'd be forgiven for thinking it was a massive tome of reading. It covers the holiday hot-spots of Walt Disney World Resorts and theme parks, the other major parks like Sea World, Universal, and Busch Gardens. It also gives great tips for eating out, money saving coupons/discounts to be had for nights out and entertainment, when not to be persuaded by car-hire firms to upgrade cars, and more importantly, WHEN TO!! It provides guides on the cost of eating out at the most popular restaurants and eateries, covering everything from family restaurants to Japanese sushi, and vegetarian fare. It gives great tips on using I-Drive trolley buses if you don't fancy driving, and goes on to cover accomodation, providing unbiased seeming ratings, again with indicators of cost and amenities close to hand. If you only intend to buy one guide to orlando, make it this one. I guarantee you won't be disappointed!

Women's Work, 1840-1940 (New Studies in Economic and Social History)
Women's Work, 1840-1940 (New Studies in Economic and Social History)
by Elizabeth Roberts
Edition: Paperback
Price: 16.93

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading of the changing role of women's work, 28 Feb 2001
Elizabeth Roberts provides a clear, concise account of the changes faced by both working-class and middle-class women throughout the century 1840-1940, and the impact the Industrial Revolution had on not only their working lives, but their home lives too. The book deals with such issues as the effect industrialization and capitalism had on patriarchy in Britain. Readers will be amazed and sometimes angered at the dreadful working conditions, levels of pay and subordination endured by many working-class women, desperate to contribute to the family income, often while still being of child-bearing age. Roberts demonstrates the problems of running a household and bringing up children- the struggle to find decent,affordable child-care and continue to work. She examines in detail the effects of women acquiring the vote, and the differences and, some would argue the fleeting independence women experienced when they took the place of men in World War 1, only to have to give up the "man's work" and return to the sweated-trades, domestic service and the textile industries upon their return.Middle-class women in the 19th century were obliged to conform to the 'domestic ideology' of the time, and were seperated from the world of public affairs. Towards the end of this century however, the more affluent members of the middle-class were providing education for their daughters, who in turn had aspirations of their own outside of the family.

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