Ruth Goodman

How to be a Victorian
  • How to be a Victorian

  • Penguin presents the audiobook edition of How to be a Victorian by Ruth Goodman, read by Patience Tomlinson.

    How to be a Victorian - a time traveller's guide to Victorian Britain by the BBC's Ruth Goodman

    We know what life was like for Victoria and Albert. But what was it like for a commoner like you or me? How did it feel to cook with coal and wash with tea leaves? Drink beer for breakfast and clean your teeth with cuttlefish? Dress in whalebone and feed opium to the baby? Surviving everyday life came down to the gritty details, the small necessities and tricks of living.

    Drawing on Ruth's unique first-hand experience, gained from living on a Victorian farm for a year, this book will teach you everything you need to know about 19th century living.

    If you liked A Time Traveller's Guide to Medieval England or If Walls Could Talk, you will love this book.

Ruth Goodman is a historian who specializes in the everyday life of the past. She has written and presented numerous acclaimed BBC television series and is a regular presenter on the One Show. She is the author of How to be a Victorian, and has co-authored three other books, including the Number One Bestseller Victorian Farm.

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