I have been doing a bit of reading of late. I just finished (well, on the weekend) Consuming Passions by Judith Flanders. I have been trying to challenge myself to read more non-fiction and I had seen favourable reviews of this on dovegreyreader. I thought learning more about Victorian life would be useful as I read so many books set in Victorian times. Consuming Passions is a fine piece of writing and it covers many facets of 'leisure and pleasure' in Victorian England. There is something for everyone...Flanders looks at the popular press, book publishing, shopping, music, theatre, sports and, of course, the Great Exhibition. I learned some interesting facts too:
- The first upright pianos were 2 metres high - and my Mum complains about how much room the piano she is storing for me takes up!
-And, for those of use insatiable readers who dare to complain about book prices!