Tuesday 28 August 2012

The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency and Victorian England by Kristine Hughes - Book Review

Title: The Writer's Guide to Everyday Life in Regency & Victorian England
Author: Kristine Hughes
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback
Genre: Non-Fiction
Source: Bought Copy


Buy This Book from Book Depository, Free Delivery World Wide

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.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds like a good read! I love Victorian England. Thanks for bringing this work to my attention :)