About this book
From the star of the BBC's "Victorian Farm" and "Wartime Farm", this describes what Victorian life was really like. What was it actually like to cook and wash with tea leaves? To give your baby opium to sleep, and to use arsenic on your skin? With sections looking at the lives of men, women, boys, girls and babies.
Moving through the rhythm of the day, from waking up to the sound of a knocker-upper man poking a stick at your window, to retiring for nocturnal activities, when the door finally closes on twenty four hours of life, this guide illuminates the overlapping worlds of health, sex, fashion, food, school, work and play.