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Behind Closed Doors: At Home in Georgian England
Amanda Vickery

 An enlightening and entertaining look into the home life in Georgian England. A wide variety of households are examined from bachelor digs in London to a mansion in Oxfordshire to a Lincolnshire widower trying to manage without a wife. The best chapter focuses 3 sets of his and her account books which lay out the division of responsibilities between the master and the mistress of the house.