Goodman, Ruth

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The Domestic Revolution: How the Introduction of Coal into Victorian Homes Changed Everything

A fascinating, fun view of how far-reaching changes resulted from choices in household fuel. This will be particularly valuable for those interested in the unwritten history of domestic labor and “women’s work.”

How To Behave Badly in Elizabethan England: A Guide for Knaves, Fools, Harlots, Cuckolds, Drunkards, Liars, Thieves, and Braggarts

Similar to Daniel Pool's What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew, this work demonstrates Goodman's mastery of etiquette in 19th-century England. An informative social history for most readers.

How To Be a Tudor: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Tudor Life

Goodman describes lifestyles she's lived herself; that personal commentary is something readers will not find in other histories. This book will be of special interest to fans of the miniseries Wolf Hall, in which the author served as a consultant.

How To Be a Victorian: A Dawn-to-Dusk Guide to Victorian Life

The material is compulsively readable, and a necessary addition to all collections with a focus on Victorian culture.

Victorian Pharmacy

This entertaining and informative book will appeal to general readers curious about the history of medicine and disease and for those in the trade.

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