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Edited by Jonathan Vernon, Thursday, 3 Nov 2011, 08:54


I stumbled upon 'The Perfect Man' about a Victorian body-builder physical well-being guru while reading and researching 'The Magnificient Mrs Tennant' by the same author. This is my second read; these books are dense with detail, in this case from diaries and hundreds of letters.


'Bulging in all the right places' says one reviewer from the FT (of coure) of 'The Perfect Man'.

David Waller, a former FT Journalist, has an uncanny nack of telling a vivid story while packing it with the kind of detail you'd require to study postgraduate history (which he did, while keeping up the day job). Whilst Mrs T is still only available in print form, 'Mr P' as I am calling it, will be available as an eBook. The beauty of this is to then link instantly to all the resources.

I guess I'm studying the wrong MA. I wish all academic thomes could be such an good read, the mix of narrative with the resources/references woven in. I've looked at the History modules.

Would I be able to study an MA 1820-1920 for example?

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