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Jane Austen's England.

Author: Lesley Adkins
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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A-- Jane Austen's England From chores like fetching water to healing with medicinal leeches, from selling wives in the marketplace to buying smuggled gin, from the hardships faced by young boys and girls in the mines to the familiar sight of corpses swinging on gibbets, Jane Austen's England.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Adkins, Lesley.
Jane Austen's England
(OCoLC)841482135
Named Person: Jane Austen; Jane Austen
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lesley Adkins
ISBN: 9781101622865 1101622865
OCLC Number: 857435491
Description: 1 online resource (352 pages)
Contents: Wedding bells --
Breeding --
Toddler to teenager --
Home and hearth --
Fashions and filth --
Sermons and superstitions --
Wealth and work --
Leisure and pleasure --
On the move --
Dark deeds --
Medicine men --
Last words --
Weights and measures.

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A revealing, spirited and fascinating account of what life was really like in Jane Austen's England.  Read more...

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Scholarly but accessible . . . a must for anyone who wants a peek under Mr Darcy's wet shirt * Daily Mail *

 
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