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Sunnydays999 Fri 15-May-15 19:05:57

Hi all - I'm really intrested in the social aspect of history . Any area really but I'm intrested in every day peoples lives .
Can anyone recommended any books ?

Racers Fri 15-May-15 19:22:09

Anything by John K Walton, an old Prof of mine. Lots of everyday working class stuff, esp Victorian Britain. "Fish and Chips and the British Working Class" is quite well known! :-)

NickiFury Fri 15-May-15 19:24:02

Home by Bill Bryson is good. Each chapter focuses on a particular room in the house and the history behind it and the objects in it. It's fascinating.

Racers Fri 15-May-15 19:25:07

Just looked on Amazon - bit pricey! Used to pick these up at uni library or borrow off him. Anyway maybe you're looking for something less specific?!

Racers Fri 15-May-15 19:26:40

Another vote for Home here..

CMOTDibbler Fri 15-May-15 19:29:27

Round about a pound a week is a really interesting book on the lives of working class women in Lambeth in 1909-1913 - you really understand their lives.

SenecaFalls Fri 15-May-15 19:34:00

The Time Traveler's Guide to Medieval England: A Handbook for Visitors to the Fourteenth Century by Ian Mortimer is a fun read.

BitOfFun Fri 15-May-15 19:42:23

Lucy Worsley's 'If Walls Could Talk' is a really interesting read.

YonicScrewdriver Sun 17-May-15 22:04:59

Any particular period, OP?

Sunnydays999 Tue 19-May-15 19:12:14

Hi thanks for the Ideas I will have a look - I particularly like Victorian / Edwardian . Looking forward to 24 hours in the past tonight , anyone else watching it

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