For this last day of Queen Victoria Long Weekend Binge, I have a fun Book Review for you:) Have you read: What the Victorians Didn`t Do for Us...A Collection of Their Useless Advice
This book is a blast! It`s a quick, fun read that describes some of the strangest things the Victorians thought up, or implemented to get by their everyday lives.
They used charcola as a teeth whitener and when their teeth got really bad they bought tetth from those who sold theirs to get by. Victorian wome wore as many as twelve items at a time. The corsets women wore were so restrictive that they swooned quite often- so rather than stay home for being so delicate, they simply had a rib removed!
There are so many strange things in this book varying from areas of domestic functions, foreign affairs, social graces, curious cures- just to m=name a few. I loved this little book (a mere 126 pages) for its most interesting look at the ways of the Victorians- so much info! And after reading this, even though I love Victoria, I have to agree that not all that`s often good necessarily stems from the Victorian times!
And now, for my GIVEAWAY!!! This is my way of saying THANK YOU for dropping by and helping to add to the fun of this great long weekend:)
All in all there were some remarkably charming Victorians- and here I have for you a book about a very gracious one who wrote a splendid journal of her days:
A VICTORIAN LADY`S ALBUM- Kate Shannon`s Halifax & Boston Diary of 1892, by Della Stanley
I`m also throwing in a 1977 copy of The Victoria and Albert Museum Souvenir Guide,
so that you can enjoy the history and gorgeous art collection (gold, statues, paintings, artifacts, icons, even dolls! and much more).
So- For all you Victorian Buffs- Here`s how to ENTER:
First and Foremost: You must be a FOLLOWER of this Blog
AND- This is open to CANADA and USA only
2 extra Chances every time you FB or TWEET about this
5 EXTRA Chances for posting this on your Sidebar
Winner Announced JUNE 1st
Thank you so much for participating!