A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England

A Visitor’s Guide to Victorian England written by Michelle Higgs and published by Pen and Sword Books – £14.99 – Softcover – Pages 220.

I requested to review this book, partly because I have a keen interest in Victorian England and secondly because I would like to take my website into a slightly different area by looking more in Victorian England. This book takes you into Victorian England a bit like if you were a time traveller and you learn about all aspects of Victorian life such as shopping, food, children, transport, lifestyles, health, amusements and traditions. We find out that life was a busy often hectic life for all people not just the working classes, and it actually answers lots of questions you might have about living in the Victorian era.

This is a truly fascinating book for which I thoroughly enjoyed reading and learning from. The information has been gathered from various sources, and this research clearly shows out from the book. The thing I loved most about this book is how descriptive it was, at some points in the book it even reads like you reading poetry. Whilst I knew quite a few things I read in the book, there was still plenty to learn about. The book is very comprehensive in its coverage, which would make think this would be an ideal book for aspiring authors who would like to write about the period. Towards the back of the book is some very good appendices that look at a timeline, money, food costs and household incomes of the time. This is fantastic book and I would happily recommend it anyone to read.

Ben Davidson

Hello, I have been studying all aspects of history for about 25 years. I have a BA History from the University of Bedfordshire. My historical areas of interest are anything really, but I specialise in 19th - 20th century Britain, America and Ireland. I am also strongly aligned with most military history, really enjoying WW2 and the US Civil War. Chuck in the king or queen and Bob's your uncle.

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