Between 1901 and the beginning of the First World War, Britain enjoyed what is often referred to as a golden age, and this interval of greater wealth and freedom, particularly among the middle and upper classes, encouraged a enlightened attitude when it came to the upbringing of the Edwardian child No longer were children expected to behave like little adults childhood became a time of innocence and joy, and the nursery, presided over by the nanny, became the haven within which the child s life was gently but firmly ruled.Drawing on the many vivid experiences recalled by those who were children at that time, Jane Pettigrew takes the reader on a leisurely promenade through the sunlit days of the nursery and out into the exciting new world of Edwardian Britain Daily excursions to the park as well as rarer trips to the country or seaside, visits to the toy shop or the circus, and outings to museums or even musical shows brought variety to the cozy monotony of lessons and tea parties in the nursery.With than one hundred colourful and charming illustrations of the period, the author weaves together the memories of children from all social backgrounds to produce a magical picture of childhood in Edwardian Britain. Read An Edwardian Childhood – bluevapours.co.uk
Jane Pettigrew is a tea specialist, historian, writer and consultant Since 1983, she has been working in the UK and around the world to explain and share the fascinating world of tea.She has written 15 books on the many and varied aspects of tea, its production, history and culture, and she writes for tea related magazines and journals.She also gives regular tea masterclasses and tea tastings, speaks on radio and TV and acts as consultant to tea companies, new tea businesses, table ware and tea ware companies.
- 160 pages
- An Edwardian Childhood
- Jane Pettigrew
- 20 July 2019 Jane Pettigrew