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Flanders, Judith

Overview
Works: 21 works in 119 publications in 1 language and 6,447 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery stories  Pictorial works  Catalogs 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ615, 306.094209034
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Judith Flanders
Inside the Victorian home : a portrait of domestic life in Victorian England by Judith Flanders( Book )
10 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 1,717 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Publisher's description: The Victorian age is much closer to us in time than we might believe. Yet at that time, in the most technologically advanced nation in the world, people buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mold forming and wrung sheets out in boiling water with their bare hands. Such household drudgery was routinely performed by the grandparents of people still living, but the knowledge of it has passed as if it had never been. Judith Flanders's book is laid out like a Victorian house, taking you through the story of daily life from room to room. In each space she depicts the home's furnishings and decoration: from childbirth in the master bedroom, through the scullery and kitchen, the separate male and female domains of the drawing room and the parlor, and ending in the sickroom. A rich selection from diaries, letters, advice books, magazines, and paintings fills the rooms with the people and personalities of the age
The invention of murder : how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime by Judith Flanders( Book )
20 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,285 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this exploration of murder in the nineteenth century, Judith Flanders explores some of the most gripping cases that fascinated the Victorians and gave rise to the first detective fiction. She retells the gruesome stories of many different types of murder--both famous and obscure--from the crimes (and myths) of Sweeney Todd and Jack the Ripper to the tragedies of the murdered Marr family in London's East End; Burke and Hare and their bodysnatching business in Edinburgh; and Greenacre, who transported his dismembered fiancee around town by omnibus. With an irresistible cast of swindlers, forgers, and poisoners, the mad, the bad and the dangerous to know, "The Invention of Murder" is both a gripping tale of crime and punishment, and history at its most readable
The Victorian city : everyday life in Dickens' London by Judith Flanders( Book )
13 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The nineteenth century was a time of unprecedented transformation, and nowhere was this more apparent than on the streets of London. In only a few decades, London grew from a Regency town to the biggest city the world had ever seen, with more than 6.5 million people and railways, street-lighting and new buildings at every turn. In The Victorian House, Judith Flanders described in intimate detail what went on inside the nineteenth-century home. Now, in The Victorian City, she explores London's outdoors in an extraordinary, revelatory portrait of everyday life on the streets. From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities and cruelties. Now, with him, Judith Flanders leads us through the markets, transport systems, sewers, rivers, slums, alleys, cemeteries, gin palaces, chop-houses and entertainment emporia of Dickens' London, to reveal the Victorian capital in all its variety, vibrancy, and squalor. From the colourful cries of street-sellers to the uncomfortable reality of travel by omnibus, via the many uses for the body parts of dead horses or the unimaginably grueling working days of hawker children, no detail is too small, or too strange. No one who reads Judith Flanders's The Victorian City will view London in the same light again"--Provided by publisher
A circle of sisters : Alice Kipling, Georgiana Burne-Jones, Agnes Poynter and Louisa Baldwin by Judith Flanders( Book )
13 editions published between 2001 and 2005 in English and held by 916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Daughters of a poor Methodist minister, the Macdonald sisters started life precariously stationed in the lower-middle class. Denied the advantage of a traditional education, or the expectation of social advancement, as wives and mothers they made a single family of a famous painter (Georgiana's husband, pre-Raphaelite Edward Burne-Jones), a president of the royal Academy (Agnes' husband, painter-critic Edward Pointer), a prime minister (Louisa's son Stanley Baldwin) and a poet (Alice's son Rudyard Kipling). They lived at an exceptional moment in British history, and their journey from provincial obscurity to metropolitan and imperial grandeur symbolized the energy and vitality of 19th-century Britain.--From publisher description
The Victorian house : domestic life from childbirth to deathbed by Judith Flanders( Book )
15 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From the author of "A Circle of Sisters" comes a social history of Victorian domestic life told through the letters, diaries, journals and novels of 19th-century men and women. Organized room by room, the volume is a complete exploration of Victorian life -- dark, cold and dirty
Consuming passions : leisure and pleasure in Victorian Britain by Judith Flanders( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2011 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the close of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had brought with it not just factories, railways, mines and machines but also brought fashion, travel, leisure and pleasure. This book explores this revolution in science, technology and industry - and how a world of thrilling sensation and unimaginable theatricality was born
The mysteries of the ancient world ( Book )
6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Explanation and exploration of so many of the mysteries of the ancient world
The making of home by Judith Flanders( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The idea that ''home'' is a special place, a separate place, a place where we can be our true selves, is so obvious to us today that we barely pause to think about it. But, as Judith Flanders shows in this revealing book, ''home'' is a relatively new concept. When in 1900 Dorothy assured the citizens of Oz that ''There is no place like home'', she was expressing a view that was a culmination of 300 years of economic, physical and emotional change. In The Making of Home, Flanders traces the evolution of the house across northern Europe and America from the sixteenth to the early twen
Writer's block by Judith Flanders( Book )
4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Birmingham Royal Ballet by Bill Cooper( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 69 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
I came to Birmingham with the view to being creative, and today I believe we have not only successfully secured the future of the Company, but the whole dance culture in the city of Birmingham. We are geared for great things.' - David Bintley, BRB Director Twenty years ago, Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) took the brave step to set up on its own in Birmingham. It was the making of this marvellous company of dancers and dance makers. Now one of the foremost international ballet companies in the world, this book celebrates this story through stunning pictures. Following on from the
The invention of murder how the Victorians revelled in death and detection and created modern crime by Judith Flanders( Recording )
7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text is about 19th-century Britain's fascination with good quality murder. Murder during this period was ubiquitous - not necessarily in quantity but in quality. This was the era of penny-bloods, early crime fiction and melodramas for the masses. It was a time when murder and entertainment were firmly entwined
Victorian portraits in the National Portrait Gallery collection by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Book )
4 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murder of magpies by Judith Flanders( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A witty, entertaining mystery featuring a hilarious, sharp as a tack new amateur sleuth from the critically acclaimed author of The Invention of Murder. It's just another day at the office for book editor Samantha Clair. Checking jacket copy for howlers, wondering how to break it to her star novelist that her latest effort is utterly unpublishable, lunch scheduled with gossipy author Kit Lowell, whose new book will deliciously dish the dirt on the fashion industry. But little does she know how much trouble Kit's book is about to cause. Before it even goes to print. When police inspector Field turns up at the venerable offices of Timmins & Ross, asking questions about an undelivered package that was addressed to Sam, she knows something is wrong. The messenger sent to deliver the package was murdered, and then Kit goes missing. Suddenly, Sam's nine-to-five life is turned upside down and she is propelled into a criminal investigation. Someone doesn't want Kit's scandalous manuscript published and unless Sam can put the pieces together in time, they'll do anything to stop it. With her deliciously fun, cleverly written debut novel, acclaimed author Judith Flanders introduces readers to an enormously enjoyable, too-smart-for-her-own-good new amateur sleuth, as well as a colorful cast of characters including Sam's witty assistant, effortlessly glamorous mother, and the handsome inspector Field. A whip-smart, impeccably crafted mystery, this tremendously entertaining novel will have readers flying through the pages"--
Leisure and pleasure in Victorian Britain by Judith Flanders( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
By the close of the 19th century, the Industrial Revolution had brought with it not just factories, railways, mines and machines but also fashion, travel, leisure and pleasure. This book explores this revolution in science, technology and industry - and how a world of thrilling sensation and theatricality was born
Asta's book by Barbara Vine( Recording )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As her granddaughter reads Asta's diaries, they reveal unknown facets of a woman she thought she'd known. In 1905 Asta and Rasmus had come from Denmark and while he was away on business, Asta kept her loneliness at bay by writing her diary. On publication seventy years later, they reveal the truth of an unsolved crime
everyday life in Dickens' London by Judith Flanders( Book )
1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From Judith Flanders, the bestselling popular historian, comes a masterly recreation of Victorian London, whose raucous streets and teeming denizens inspired and permeated the works of one of Britain's - and the world's - greatest novelists, Charles Dickens
Postcard biographies : a pack of 25 pull-out postcards from the National Portrait Gallery's Art & Life series by National Portrait Gallery (Great Britain)( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Making of home : the 500-year story of how our houses become our homes by Judith Flanders( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The invention of murder by Judith Flanders( Recording )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This text is about 19th-century Britain's fascination with good quality murder. Murder during this period was ubiquitous - not necessarily in quantity but in quality. This was the era of penny-bloods, early crime fiction and melodramas for the masses. It was a time when murder and entertainment were firmly entwined
The Victorian house domestic life from childbirth to deathbed by Judith Flanders( Recording )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Victorian England, people carried slops up and down stairs; buried meat in fresh earth to prevent mould; wrung sheets in boiling water with bare hands. The book is laid out like a house, following the story of daily life from room to room: childbirth in the bedroom, through the scullery, kitchen and dining room - up to the sickroom and death
 
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