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Definitive description of middle class Victorians
on 21 November 2008
Absolutely outstanding and gorgeously readable from first page to last. If you want to learn about everyday life, especially for the middle classes, in the Victorian period, this is the definitive book to read. It is less detailed on the working class experience (except in relation to domestic servants, whose arduous work is described so well I ached for them), but that is because the focus of the book is the middle class Victorian house. Great scholarship, rewarding experience.
This review is by David Williams writerinthenorth