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!
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:
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).
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