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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.

Liza Picard

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Restoration London
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Restoration London

Liza Picard
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

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 presents an engrossing picture...

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Dr. Johnson's London
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Dr. Johnson's London

Liza Picard
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Press

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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Victorian London
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Victorian London

Liza Picard
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

For readers who enjoy their history told with a sense of gusto, verve, and a keen eye for detail, Liza Picard brings Victorian London to fruitful life.

With her trademark wit and passionate...

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Elizabeth's London
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Elizabeth's London

Liza Picard
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin

This picture of the London of Queen Elizabeth (1558-1603) is the result of Liza Picard's curiosity about the practical details of daily life that almost every history book ignores. As seen in her two...

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