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Liza Picard

Liza Picard was born in 1927. She read law at the London School of Economics and was called to the Bar by Gray's Inn, but did not practice. She worked in London for many years in the office of the Solicitor of Inland Revenue until she retired in 1987. She now lives in Oxford. Picard is the author of the critically acclaimed Elizabeth's LondonRestoration London and Dr. Johnson's London.

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Restoration London

Liza Picard

How did you clean your teeth in the 1600s?What make-up did you wear? What pets did you keep? Making use of every possible contemporary source, Liza Picard...

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Dr. Johnson's London

Liza Picard

The practical realities of everyday life are rarely described in history books. To remedy this, and to satisfy her own curiosity about the lives of our ancestors, Liza Picard immersed herself in...

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Elizabeth's London

Liza Picard

Liza Picard immerses her readers in the spectacular details of daily life in the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603). Beginning with the River Thames, she examines the city on the north bank,...

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Victorian London

Liza Picard

To Londoners, the years 1840 to 1870 were years of dramatic change and achievement. As suburbs expanded and roads multiplied, London was ripped apart to build railway lines and stations...

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