Dr. Johnson's London - Life in London 1740-1770

Author(s): Liza Picard

United Kingdom

Like its 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. Based on every possible contemporary source - diaries, almanacs, newspapers, advice books, memoirs, government papers and reports - this book examines every aspect of life in mid-18th century London: the streets; houses and gardens; cooking, housework, laundry and shopping; clothes and jewellery, cosmetics and hairdressing; medicine; sex; hobbies; education and etiquette; religion and popular beliefs; and law and crime. The book spans the years 1740 to 1770, starting when the gin craze was gaining ground and ending when the east coast of America was still British.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780297842187
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : 0.796
  • : July 2000
  • : 3.6 Centimeters X 16.7 Centimeters X 24 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Liza Picard
  • : Hardback
  • : near fine
  • : 373