Dr. Johnson's London: Coffe-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freak Shows and Female Education

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The practical realities of everyday life are rarely described in history books. To remedy this, and to satisfy her own curiosity about the lives of our ancestors, Liza Picard immersed herself in contemporary sources - diaries and journals, almanacs and newspapers, government papers and reports, advice books and memoirs - to examine the substance of life in mid-18th century London. The fascinating result of her research, "Dr. Johnson's London" introduces the reader to every facet of that period: from houses and gardens to ...

Dr. Johnson's London: Coffe-Houses and Climbing Boys, Medicine, Toothpaste and Gin, Poverty and Press-Gangs, Freak Shows and Female Education 2002, St. Martin's Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780312291532

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