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Unmentionable

Unmentionable

Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era? Ladies, welcome to the 19thcentury, where arsenic is a face cream, opium is a medicine, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (I’ll get back to that in a minute.)

In the spirit of Texts from Jane Eyre and Schott’s Miscellany, UNMENTIONABLE is your guide to the secrets of life as a Victorian lady, giving you detailed advice on how to maintain your youth (if you see a wrinkle, just rub lead on it!), how to please your husband (stop talking), how to manage your monthly “unwellness,” and more.

Learn how much laughter is permitted a lady on the street (none). Find out what’s underneath those elegant ball gowns (whalebone corsets, crinoline cages, and crotchless pantalettes – for quick bathroom access under all that hardware). And most importantly, come away with a new appreciation of the fortitude of our great-grandmothers.

Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring dozens of images from 19th century publications, UNMENTIONABLE will be beloved by Jane Austen fans and is the perfect gift for women of all ages.
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Genre: Humanities / History / History: Earliest Times To Present Day / Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900

On Sale: 24th November 2016

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9780316357913