What Jane Austen Ate and Charles Dickens Knew

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Author: Daniel Pool

Genre: ?

My rating on a 1 – 10 scale: 8

Type: Non-fiction

Time Period: A book about the Regency and Georgian Period

Main Characters: None

My Review: What Jane Austen Ate… is a comprehensive guide to all the puzzling factors of the Regency and Georgian Periods.  What does ‘franking’ mean?  How were you to address the King’s children?  What was the etiquette of calling cards?  This books offers these answers and many more.  A great book for any fan of those time periods.

My overall opinion:  I enjoyed reading this book.  It gives information in an interesting way and I would recommend it to anyone.


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  1. #1 by Maria Elisabeth on 2012/01/17 - 10:02 PM

    I read this and unfortunately I didn’t enjoy it. Talking about ‘Northanger Abbey’ they got John Thorpe and Henry Tilney mixed up (oh horrors) and, speaking as a Dickens aficionado, I think they took some of his irony wildly out of context. And some of the ‘historical information’ is hardly accurate.

    • #2 by loverofausten on 2012/01/18 - 12:07 AM

      I didn’t notice the mix-up with Northanger Abbey (horrifying indeed!) but I did notice the Dickens thingy. I admit that some of the information is not as accurate as possible, but it does provide an interesting, though slightly flawed read.

  2. #3 by bibliopirate on 2012/01/17 - 9:55 PM

    Looks like the answers to all of life’s questions (of the Georgian era at least)

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