Victorians Undone

From Nine To Noon, 10:10 am on 31 March 2017

How does knowing about Victorians' horrible bodies enhance the often two dimensional image we have of them? This is the question being asked and, after painstaking, almost forensic research, vividly answered, by London-based author and scholar Kathryn Hughes, who has followed small physical clues in her latest book Victorians Undone, Tales of the Flesh in the Age of Decorum, to bring to life the people, social history, law and medical practices of the era.