The Soanes at Home
by Susan Palmer
Written by the Museum Archivist, Susan Palmer, this book gives a fascinating insight into the social and domestic life of the Soane family. It paints a detailed picture of the Soane's houses at Numbers 12 & 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields - how the buildings were heated, the servants daily duties, what meals were cooked, wines purchased and teas drunk - even the fate of the fa...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published April 15th 2006 by Sir John Soane's Museum
(first published January 1st 1997)
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After going through the incredible Soane Museum in London, I had to pick up this book for auxiliary information. An informative peek into upper middle class family life in 18th century London, complete with copies of original handwritten bills (2 lbs Gloucester Salmon, 7 shillings from Charles Norton, fishmonger, March 2, 1818) and portraits.