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    • Elizabeth's London

    • Everyday Life in Elizabethan London
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Liza Picard
    • Length: 7 hrs and 24 mins
    • Abridged
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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.

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Dr. Johnson's London

    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Fiona Shaw
    • Length: 6 hrs and 25 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Chaucer's People

    • Everyday Lives in Medieval England
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
    • Length: 11 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • Restoration London

    • Everyday Life in the 1660s
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 6 hrs and 33 mins
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    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.

    Regular price: $14.17

    • Victorian London

    • The Life of a City, 1840-1870
    • By: Liza Picard
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
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    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
    • Unforgettable journey into the past

    • By Zaubermond on 05-27-18

    Regular price: $14.17