Do you enjoy reading about times past? I do. So much of what we think we know about the Victorian Era is about the fashion, the furniture and the wealthy. In this book Goodman tells us what life was like for "you and me".
*How to be a Victorian*
If you want to know how the average Victorians looked, sounded, felt and smelled this is the book with the information.
Goodman is a British social historian and has tried living with many of the things she writes about including wearing period clothes, the labor intensive laundering of said clothes by hand and the uses of 19th century hygiene.
The book is well researched. Each section of the book deals with a particular part of life, fashion, medicine, food, etc. so although it is a big book you read it in sections and not all at once.
I really enjoyed finding out about the lives of ordinary folks in the Victorian era.