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Wed Dec 10, 2014, 07:32 PM

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Jane Austen's England: Daily Life in the Georgian and Regency Periods
by Roy Adkins.

I am a huge fan of details of daily life in the last 200-250 years, it helps me understand writers like Austen and Trollope and Dickens.
This particular book contains details I had not heard before, such as modes of transportation and what words we use today that came from those modes.

When one reads that Austen was born, lived and died in a 12 mile area of England, understanding the problems of getting around in her time makes it easier to comprehend why that may be so.
When one reads that she lived at a time when England was at war continuously, and how that affected the supply of false teeth in England...
well, who would have expected to learn that cause and effect detail?

Best part of books like this is you can pick them up, read a bit at a time if necessary.

About the Author
Roy and Lesley Adkins are husband-and-wife historians and archaeologists , have written several other books about life in England history.




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