At 04:13 PM 2/7/2002 -0500, you wrote:
> > Some of the books I picked up in England might be of interest to you (the
> > places I bought them in parentheses):
> > "Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England" by Alison Sim (Hampton Court
> > "Food and Cooking in 16th Century Britain: History and recipes" by Peter
> > Brears (Museum of London)
> > "The Private Life of an Elizabethan Lady: The Diary of Lady Margaret Hoby
> > 1599-1605" edited by Joanna Moody (British Museum)
> > A book about the household? wardrobe? accounts of Bess of Hardwick - I
> > can't find the book at present, my husband shelved it for me... (V & A)
> > "Elizabethan Households: An Anthology" by Lena Cowen Orlin (I didn't get
> > this one in England - Kalamazoo - but I thought you might be interested
>Yup, I've already either got these or got them on my must-get list.
>Though I'm not sure about the Hardwick one... I'll look out for it.
>Wonder if the V&A website has an online shop?
>FWIW, I found the Sim to be pretty lightweight and the Brears is really
>just a pamphlet. Brears has a fabulous book called "All the King's
>Cooks", though, about the kitchens at Hampton Court Palace, which I have
Thanks, I haven't really looked at the Sim yet, I just figured I would add
it to the bookshelf. I figured I would pick up the Brears it was only a
pound or two.
The V & A shop is http://www.vandashop.co.uk/
Despina, you would be interested in
The Portrait Miniature
in England by Katherine Coombs.
I didn't see this while I was there but it looks interesting...
Add this to the I didn't see this while I was there but it looks
interesting catagory... http://www.vandashop.co.uk/?f=itemdetl.php&p=06529
Actually, the Bess of Hardwick book is "Of Houshold Stuff: The 1601
Inventories of Bess of Hardwick." It's by the National Trust and has an
ISBN of 0-7078-0329-2 You can try searching at