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Movable Feasts: Changes in English Eating Habits

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A survey of the variability in meal-times in England from the late 18th century through to 1953.

The 1984 edition has an introduction by David Pocock (of Mass Observation) which covers meal-times from 1953 to the early 1980s.
Paperback, 186 pages
Published October 18th 1984 by Oxford University Press (first published 1952)
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Feb 01, 2012 Wayne rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: the hungry and food-obsessed
Recommended to Wayne by: a sale at Nook and Cranny
What we take as natural and normal ISN'T!!!!
Our furniture, utensils, clothing, name it!! ...ALL have a history - a changing, evolving , colourful history. In England in 1786 people breakfasted at 11am.(Yeeks!!!),dined at 4pm, drank tea at 7pm and at 10pm had a little bit of supper.
They did not create this schedule; they had inherited it and were free to modify it. The "dining" bit, dinner, got later and later. Now some modern apartments in Sydney are built without kitchens. Not bec
Nov 12, 2013 Cassandra rated it liked it
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This was charming, and I enjoyed it, but I could not help thinking throughout how much easier (and more accurate) the book would have been if Palmer had had access to Google Books & ngrams. I am left wanting to read some recent scholarship on the same topics, to see how accurate he was.
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