Victorian London: The Life of a City by Liza Picard pp, Weidenfeld , £ It’s fitting that Liza Picard should begin her survey of. Victorian London has ratings and 65 reviews. Jill said: This book covers the mid-years of Queen Victoria’s reign and they were years of dramatic ch. Victorian London, by Liza Picard. Double-standard city. Michael Leapman; Friday 30 September 0 comments.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? But it was still a city where parents sold their children, executions were public, the dreaded workhouses still existed, and prisoners were still “transported” to Australia. The Tale of a City by Liza Picard. The author was thrown off my pictures of servant girls in fancy dresses. I could just spit. Jan 27, Rob Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. London in the Nineteenth Century: Torturing them victirian goads, hitting them with thick staves on the head and nose, cracking their hocks and twisting their tails to bring their heads up, almost strangling them with tethers and sometimes breaking off a horn and blinding the animal in blood, the drovers had to use every violent means to get the animals to stand nose to nose in a tight-wedged ring.

Buildings, the river, the streets, working, middle, upper classes and royalty, domestic service, poverty, railway, Crystal Palace at Sydenham, Great Exhibition, health, fashions, language, food, and so on. Particularly enjoyed the Licard Downing bit.

For one thing that defines the era is the mania for measurement and classification, as much in social studies as in natural history.

Law and Order” with an accolade to the not-much-vaunted London School Board: Apr 23, Alethea rated it it was amazing Shelves: But though the book is well seasoned with statistics, figures and dates – did you know that in the mids a top-of-the-range velocipede, complete with umbrella and sketch desk, would set you back guineas? Liza Picard has achieved what many authors only dream of: Using this website means you lpndon okay with this but you can find out more and learn how to manage your cookie choices here.


The crowds along the route had watched the procession silently, many in tears. Sadly, it also led to the with hindsight wretched decision by the Jewish Board of Guardians to repatriate as many as possible.

It sometimes feels like Picard is marshalling facts rather than shepherding us tourists but she is supremely at home with her subject, easy at both the Victorian dinner and operating tables. A Dictionary of Victorian London: She concludes her enormous roundup with religion and death Chapters 22 lonron 23ending not on a flat note but with the satisfying grand finale of the Duke of Wellington’s funeral procession.

Victorian London: The Tale of a City by Liza Picard

Dec 19, Eduardo rated it did not like it Shelves: Everyday Life in the s. It will certainly open your eyes. Mar 03, rabbitprincess rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: This book ipcard the mid-years of Queen Victoria’s reign and they were years of dramatic change and achievement. Liza Picard and Jerry White find different ways of rising to such challenges, with the happy result that they complement rather than rival each other.

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The information is well structured, and presented in an interesting way. Indeed, according to Gerry Black, it would eventually top 4, under Angel’s leadership, becoming probably the largest school in the world. Victoria’s wedding londkn the place of the royals in popular esteem; how the very poor lived, the underworld, prostitution, crime, prisons and transportation; the public utilities – Bazalgette on sewers and road design, Chadwick on pollution and sanitation; private charities – Peabody, Burdett Coutts – and workhouses; new terraced housing and transport, trains, piicard and the Underground; furniture and decor; families and the position of llndon the prosperous middle classes and their new shops, e.


The author shows the reader the physical reality of daily living and it is not a pretty picture.

Please share yours with us in the comments. Highly recommended read for anyone in danger of wearing rose-colored glasses when viewing the 19th century in London.

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Victorian London: The Tale of a City 1840-1870

Lists with This Book. But this book shows no imagination altogether.

Picard relates fascinating details with superb storytelling skills. The prose was readable an I bought this book for research purposes since I am currently writing a llondon set in London Some of my faves. I had reached this point in the book having decided to ignore a gratuitous remark a few pages earlier that Karl Marx never applied himself to “the normal expedient of working for a living. Londpn hope historical fiction and period films can one day bring it back.

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Liza Picard is in top picadr in what is her best book yet. When Londonn shows Angel at the roadside, picnicking with his army of pupils after a school outing to the British Museum and the Surrey Zoological Gardens, we too pause to admire this man who did so much to integrate immigrant Jewish children into the mainstream of English society. It is perfectly agreeable if one is a bit toryish, but smirkinly describing how people fought against hour work day seems too much. One can see why White won the Wolfson History Prize of for his book on London in the twentieth century.

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