Author: Kristine Hughes
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publication Date: 1998
Source: Bought Copy
Writers will save hours of valuable research time and bring a richness and historical accuracy to their work as they reference the slice-of-life facts depicted for each of these major time periods. Each book contains descriptions of the period's food and clothes; customs and slang; occupations; common religious and political practices; and other historical details. (Goodreads Synopsis)
I bought this book as research for my next vampire story and overall I found it a good resource. Granted, the focus tends to be more on Victorian than Regency (the period I am interested in), but it is well laid out, with detailed information that always manages to stay fun and doesn't get bogged down in boring facts.
This is a book you can either read cover to cover or just dip into at your leisure: definitely a good book for period writers and those interested in life in that period.