Elizabeth's London

  • by Liza Picard
  • Narrated by Liza Picard
  • 7 hrs and 24 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Like its popular and acclaimed predecessors, Restoration London and Dr Johnson's London, this fascinating evocation of Elizabethan London is the result of the author's passionate interest in the practical details of everyday life and the conditions in which most people lived, which most history books ignore: the streets, houses and gardens; cooking, housework and shopping; clothes, jewellery and make-up; medicine and sex; education, etiquette and hobbies; religion, law and crime.

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Good Book shame about the Narration

I was looking forward to this audiobook and whilst the subject was great if a somewhat lacking in detail, the choice of Liza Picard as Narrator was a bad one.

I suggest you listen to the audio sample first ( I made the mistake of not doing so ), as she reads it in a very

" I....(pause).....Shall....(pause)....Say.....(pause)....This....(pause)....So.....You....Understand....It...Way"

And are obvious sections in the book divided up with a very annoying "tune" that marks each one.


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- Roger

Interesting but the narration is a little dry

This book is very well researched and interesting, but I found the manner of narration a little dry which meant I struggled to remain wholly engaged.
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- Margaret

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-07-2011
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited