Fascinated by the Victorian era for many years now, I gobbled up piece by piece of this book. Ruth Goodman makes everything fun and interesting as she herself is not only a historian but reenacts things she has read and research herself from corset wearing, farming and everyday life of, in this case, a Victorian.
Goodman sets up the book from morning to night from having breakfast to being tucked into bed at night. Somethings she spent a lot of time on, which at times could be bad or good depending on the subject at hand, but no doubt of the historical aspect and papers that have survived to this day.
I do wish some subjects she spent a little bit more time on like the leisure then again that maybe a whole book on it's own.
I adore history because it tends to stay around no matter how those who write it want to change it. I was surprised at some of the treatments Victorians went through mostly the poor kids who am surprised made it to adulthood!
For those who love history or lovers of the Victorian age and want to really see how they lived, I think will really enjoy this book and all it's historical and fun goodness!