Friday 4 June 2010

The Victorian Home

A nice little book comes my way, courtesy of Shirebooks. It's called The Victorian Home by Kathryn Ferry and it covers all the ground you'd hope for in a well-written concise 100 pages that are also packed with some great illustrations and examples of Victorian households and houses (the latter are not only in London but throughout the country). Shirebooks are essentially pocket books that are not designed to provide a detailed study (go to Judith Flander's The Victorian House for that) but I think this is good example of the breed, and well worth having if you want a quick and straightforward introduction to the Victorians at home.

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