Review: The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency & Victorian England

The Writer’s Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England From 1811-1901
by: Kristine Hughes

I’m a sucker for a ‘Writer’s Guide.’ Love the information in them. Love the illustrations and the interesting facts I find.

BUT, yeah, you knew there would be at least one but…

Two eras as different as the Regency and Victorian periods, really should NOT be in the same book. They have different origins and different clothing silhouettes, different everything…

Most topics have a paragraph of information, sometimes two if we’re lucky. When discussing things like Banking or Money, a single paragraph for TWO eras… just doesn’t give me enough information.

A sample dinner menu. One… there was quite a difference from the Regency Period to the Victorian period, even the times of meals and the size of their meals… so why only one sample menu?

Again, please don’t think that I’m against the book or the author… I’m sure they had a ton of information to share… but if you’re going to write about one period in particular… I suggest finding a book/books for the specific period you have in mind.

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