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Victorian Diaries: The Daily Lives of Victorian Men and Women

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A fascinating collection of diary entries and photographs, offering us a unique insight into the lives and times of ordinary Victorians. We witness life inside a hospital through the diary entires of a patient; the difficult decisions faced by a clergyman acting as charitable provider; a couple's grief at being parted by the war in India; a young woman's fears for her erra ...more
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Published February 1st 2001 by Mitchell Beazley (first published January 2nd 2001)
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Starfish
Jun 04, 2009 Starfish rated it it was amazing
"This morning was rendered eventful by the birth of a son."

This book is fantastic. Creaton has taken extracts from 11 diaries, all but one previously unpublished, all from people from different walks of life although there is sometimes overlap -- various diarists mention the same events or famous speakers doing the rounds. Creaton introduces her diarists with a brief biographical note, accompanies them with brief explanations and illustrations where necessary, and ends with a brief history -- I
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Clare Flynn
Jan 28, 2015 Clare Flynn rated it really liked it
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Interesting insight into the everyday lives of ordinary Victorians. The book features extracts from the diaries of people such as a headmaster, a stonemason, a young single woman, an actor, a newly wed etc.

It is full of illustrations and is a great book to dip into to discover how people lived then - what were their daily preoccupations and how did they express themselves in their own words.

I particularly enjoyed the 15 year old schoolboy whose diary entries cover his last days at school, his
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Melanie
Jun 12, 2014 Melanie rated it it was amazing
I read this book for research for a Victorian gothic horror novel I'm writing. It really answered some of my questions and the diaries were interesting each in their own ways.
Susinok
Mar 18, 2011 Susinok rated it it was amazing
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I love reading first hand accounts. This is a collection of diary excepts from the Victorian age. They allow you go get a feel of how people went about their daily lives and what they thought abuot things.
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