The Victorian City: Everyday Life in Dickens' London - Judith Flanders


                I love the Jeremy Brett Sherlock Holmes. He is Sherlock. The one flaw in the wonderful series is that the London is too clean. Apparently really too clean. So is the London in Ripper Street.

                I have never been so thankful for modern plumbing before.  Or the fact that I can go into a coffee shop.   Or for my stove. I am really thankful for my stove.

                No, I’m not a complete idiot but realize something and then actually realizing what living that way entails are completely different. Flanders showcases how people ate, what they ate, and how and where they worked. In some ways you will appreciate Dickens more and in other cases it will shield light on the truth behind the details.