In this "lively study of everyday life in the 1700s" (The Times), historian Amanda Vickery (The Story of Women and Power) explores how the great British obsession with beautifying one's home began 300 years ago. Using the intimate diaries and letters of Georgian men and women, previously lost to history, she explores how the desire for a home revolutionized relationships between men and women. Using the intimate diaries and letters of Georgian men and women, historian Amanda Vickery explores how the great British obsession with their homes began 300 years ago.

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