Don't set off without it,
This review is from: A Visitor's Guide to Victorian England (Paperback)
If the past really is a foreign country, Michelle Higgs provides essential advice for avoiding a social faux pas in Victorian England, not contracting a virulent illness and not becoming just another crime statistic, as well as a myriad of tips for an enjoyable stay in times past.
Based on numerous contemporary accounts of nineteenth century England, the guide answers questions about the practicalities of everyday life that other books do not cover. The atmosphere is well-evoked as in addition to sights and sounds the reader gains a vivid impression of the more elusive touch and smell of the times also.
For family historians interested in learning more about the lives of their ancestors the detail is wide-ranging. For those intrepid enough to explore beyond the charted path, the extensive appendices and bibliography make an excellent starting point for the solitary traveller.