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The Victorians: Jacob Rees-Mogg’s look at 12 titans who made the era

Posted: July 2, 2019 at 10:23 am   /   Books

A few years back, Jacob Rees-Mogg appeared on the BBC wireless programme Any Questions opposite the high priestess of leftism Polly Toynbee. After he made a point, Toynbee said: “You really are Victorian, aren’t you?” to which JRM replied: “Oh no, I’m not that modern.” Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Palaces of Pleasure: The Victorians really knew how to enjoy themselves

Posted: June 3, 2019 at 10:23 am   /   Books

The Victorians have a reputation as prudes. All smelling salts and covered piano legs. As Lee Jackson shows in his entertaining book, nothing could be further from the truth. The Victorians knew how to enjoy themselves. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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Book reviews: Victorians Undone, Istanbul and more

Posted: January 28, 2017 at 9:23 pm   /   Books

HARK back to the Victorian era and ancient Istanbul. Daily Express :: Books Feed

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