Behind closed doors at home in georgian england amanda vickery on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers in this brilliant new work amanda vickery unlocks the homes of georgian england to examine the lives of the people who lived there writing with her customary wit and verve. Behind closed doors is a study of georgian interiors the importance and purpose of home emerging commercialism and desire for home goods the domestic spheres in which men and women moved and the social hierarchy and expectations in the home it is also an analysis of georgian home decorating which includes such things as the popularization . Behind closed doors is beautifully illustrated throughout and provides a model for how historians in future might cast their ambitions more widely in the archives for artefacts that bring colour and texture to the study of the past these include some truly remarkable examples of domestic work made by women that have often been ridiculed as . Vickerys stunning new book behind closed doors at home in georgian england is a serious innovative in depth study of georgian society ruth gorb islington tribune this detailed slice of georgian domestic history is as fascinating as a novel. In this brilliant new work amanda vickery unlocks the homes of georgian england to examine the lives of the people who lived there writing with her customary wit and verve she introduces us to men and women from all walks of life gentlewoman anne dormer in her stately oxfordshire mansion bachelor clerk and future novelist anthony trollope in his dreary london lodgings genteel spinsters
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