We know how much you love the Victorian age, what with it’s amazing dresses, balls, and impeccable manners. I mean, who wouldn’t want to put on an amazing poufy dress, ride a carriage to a ball, dance all night, and then fall into bed in the wee hours of the morning. Well, you, that’s who! Therese O’Neill takes you through what being a woman in the Victorian period is like, everything from simple things like what you’re going to wear, to complicated things, like how you’re going to manage your period. Sit back and buckle in, because it’s going to be a bumpier ride than you expected!
What I liked:
So, I loved the conversational tone of this book! Not only that, but it was really funny. Ms. O’Neill does a good job of giving you the information without being dry and boring. This book is not just for the history buff, who probably know a lot of what she’s telling you in this book already. This book is for the person who probably finds most history books a little stuffy, a little boring, possibly a little pedantic. The kind of person who just really likes books and movies set in the Victorian period, and wants to know more about it, or perhaps wants to know what it’s really like.
What I didn’t like:
Honestly, there was not much I didn’t like about this book. It was quick, it was fun, it was easy to read. There may be plenty of people who don’t enjoy the conversational tone of this book, but again, I feel like this book had a specific audience. Taking that into account, I think it did a great job of trying to relate to the everyday person who just wants to know a little more.
I enjoyed it, and will definitely be looking for more by Ms. O’Neill.