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    • Victorian London

    • The Life of a City, 1840-1870
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 173
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 105
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    Like her previous books, this book will be the result of the author's passionate interest in the realities of everyday life, and the conditions in which most people lived, so often left out of history books. This period of mid-Victorian London encompasses a huge range of subjects.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Heather on 09-08-06

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Chaucer's People

    • Everyday Lives in Medieval England
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    In Chaucer's People, Liza Picard guides us through the tumultuous world of the late 14th century in an ingenious, informative and entertaining way. Through the assorted cast of pilgrims Chaucer selected for The Canterbury Tales, Picard brings medieval social history to life and uncovers the detail behind Chaucer's poetic portraits. These are the lives lived beyond the court circles frequented by most of his well-heeled audience.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A history of the details that Chaucer left out!

    • By Bill on 06-11-17

    Regular price: £19.99

    • Dr. Johnson's London

    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    Like its popular and acclaimed predecessor, Restoration London, this book is the result of the author's passionate interest in the practical details of the everyday life of our ancestors, so often ignored in more conventional history books.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Too short. Really impressive detail and research

    • By samuel on 11-03-15

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Restoration London

    • Everyday Life in the 1660s
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 47
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 32

    From poverty to pets, from medicine to magic, from slang to sex, from wallpaper to women's rights. A glorious portrait of life in London from 1660-1670 by the bestselling author of ELIZABETH'S LONDON.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Return of the Stuart's.

    • By Teresa Cooper on 27-03-15

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Elizabeth's London

    • Everyday Life in Elizabethan London
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Liza Picard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Book shame about the Narration

    • By Roger on 08-09-11

    Regular price: £13.29

    • Chaucer's People

    • Everyday Lives in Medieval England
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Jennifer M. Dixon
    • Length: 12 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Chaucer wrote about everyday people outside the walls of the English court-men and women who spent days at the pedal of a loom, or maintaining the ledgers of an estate, or on the high seas. In Chaucer's People, Liza Picard transforms The Canterbury Tales into a masterful guide for a gloriously detailed tour of medieval England, from the mills and farms of a manor house to the lending houses and Inns of Court in London.  In Chaucer's People, we meet, again, the motley crew of pilgrims on the road to Canterbury.

    Regular price: £19.29