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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
"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 Creaton has taken extracts from 11 diaries, all but one previously unpublished, all from people from different walks of life although there is sometimes overlap -- various diarists mention the same events or famous speakers doing the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
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
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
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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