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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Each chapter is, in effect, its own self-contained section of the story and focuses on one aspect of Victorian society.

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Chambers London Gazetteer by Russ Willey. Lots of useful and interesting facts. She worked in London for many years in the office of the Solicitor of Inland Revenue until she retired in It’s hard to think of a more heroically pointless endeavour.

Liza Picard lives in Oxford.

Almost just the right length, with beautiful photos and a very interesting insight into Victorian London. I have started and stopped reading frequently, but I do plan to finish the book. She read law at the London School of Economics and qualified as a barrister, but did not practise. The abundant illustrations add greatly to the narrative. With an Introduction by John Miller.


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The Dumpling Sisters Cookbook: It’s fitting that Liza Picard should lonron her survey of early Victorian London with a chapter on that least regarded of the senses, smell – the little pinky, as it were, on our round handful. Pages with related products. To ask other readers questions about Victorian Londonplease sign up.

Picard covers a wide range of topics, some of which didn’t interest me. This is the fourth book the author has written on the history of London. That is a woman worthy of very great respect.

Dec 19, Eduardo rated it did not like it Shelves: Incredibly researched, primary sources have been used but its been investigated much much further for detail. Not really, he decides, looking at the census and a variety of other sources to prove it. The Tale of a City by Liza Picard.

Religion, education, industry, fashion, amusements, prisons, death, punishment and everything in between are discussed with a subtle sense of humour.

And Professor Riley-Smith was my tutor. Much as its predecessors, this volume on early Victorian London is a treasure and a delight to read.

It will certainly open your eyes. This book goes into great detail about life in London during the middle years of Queen Victoria’s reign. Thus the book proceeds, by typifying anecdotes, which are well chosen and impeccably annotated, and all linked together by Picard’s untroubling, readable prose. Inside the Victorian Home: So perhaps it may be helpful to familiarize yourself with modern London before plunging into this book or at least have a map of London on hand when you read.


Picard is particularly good on the sort of thing that contemporary chroniclers didn’t always think to put in: Jan 27, Rob Thompson rated it liked it Shelves: Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Get to Know Us.

Victorian London: The Tale of a City by Liza Picard

Sep 18, Margaret rated it really liked it Shelves: The Life of a City, Everyday Life in Dickens’ London Paperback. The Life of a City Thanks for telling us about the problem. Showing of 32 reviews.