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A gem of a book for research and enjoyment,
This review is from: The Embarrassment of Riches: An Interpretation of Dutch Culture in the Golden Age (Paperback)
Intimate details of the Dutch obsession with hygeine and their indulgent attitude to children, brought this book alive for a modern reader. The author's style is reminiscent of his quirky TV appearance. I could almost see him as I read his wonderful book. It kept me captivated from start to finish. I was reading to research for my own book,(John Lofting available on Amazon),but it stood in its own right as a real gem for me, and now takes pride of place on my bookshelves for dipping into again later.
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