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Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London | [Liza Picard]

Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London

Like its popular and acclaimed predecessors, Restoration London and Dr Johnson's London, this fascinating evocation of Elizabethan London is the result of the author's passionate interest in the practical details of everyday life and the conditions in which most people lived, which most history books ignore: the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework and shopping; clothes, jewellery and make-up; medicine and sex; education, etiquette and hobbies; religion, law and crime.
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Like its popular and acclaimed predecessors, Restoration London and Dr Johnson's London, this fascinating evocation of Elizabethan London is the result of the author's passionate interest in the practical details of everyday life and the conditions in which most people lived, which most history books ignore: the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework and shopping; clothes, jewellery and make-up; medicine and sex; education, etiquette and hobbies; religion, law and crime.

©2011 Liza Picard (P)2011 Orion Publishing Group Limited

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    Roger Abingdon, United Kingdom 08/09/2011
    Roger Abingdon, United Kingdom 08/09/2011 Member Since 2007
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    "Good Book shame about the Narration"

    I was looking forward to this audiobook and whilst the subject was great if a somewhat lacking in detail, the choice of Liza Picard as Narrator was a bad one.

    I suggest you listen to the audio sample first ( I made the mistake of not doing so ), as she reads it in a very

    " I....(pause).....Shall....(pause)....Say.....(pause)....This....(pause)....So.....You....Understand....It...Way"

    And are obvious sections in the book divided up with a very annoying "tune" that marks each one.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Margaret Edinburgh, United Kingdom 10/01/2012
    Margaret Edinburgh, United Kingdom 10/01/2012 Member Since 2011
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    "Interesting but the narration is a little dry"

    This book is very well researched and interesting, but I found the manner of narration a little dry which meant I struggled to remain wholly engaged.

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    Mark Casnewydd, United Kingdom 23/11/2011
    Mark Casnewydd, United Kingdom 23/11/2011
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    "Good but needs a professional narrator"

    Liza Picard does a good job of capturing the daily life of London and this is enjoyable listening but it was probably a mistake to get her to read it herself. She has one of those very plummy voices -- nothing inherently wrong with it. However, it's not a neutral voice but she doesn't know the tricks of adding inflection and pace to a reading

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