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

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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.

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'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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