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Book Review - An Old Woman's Outlook In a Hampshire Village (1892)

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An Old Woman's Outlook is a book of essays, one for each month of the year, on different aspects of life in Otterbourne and nearby Hursley leading up to 1890. This is a fascinating window of life in the area during the mid Victorian era. Although not specifically in the New Forest, it includes many observations about the New Forest and the customs still practiced to this day.

Book Review - Topographical & Statistical Description of Hampshire (1819)

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The year is 1819. 40 years before trains and 80 years before cars. A revealing description of life and travel before mechanised transport. This "Complete County Itinerary" is an interesting book for both the casual reader and researchers looking for a concise exploration of life in the early 19th century.


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