How to Skin a Lion

How to Skin a Lion : A Treasury of Outmoded Advice

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Have you ever wondered how to pan for gold, train a falcon or make a love potion? Could you restore a drowned person, smoke your own bacon or correctly address a Maharajah? If not, fear not - you will find the answer in this book. How to Skin a Lion is a fascinating collection of miscellaneous historical advice, gathered from the magnificent archives of the British Library. Drawing on medieval manuscripts, Victorian manuals and self-help guides of the early twentieth century, the book uncovers an extraordinary range of guidance from etiquette to apiculture, medicine to mechanics. How to Skin a Lion offers an intriguing insight into a past with no modern conveniences, where navigating the social scene was fraught with perils and Google did not hold the answer to everything.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 160 pages
  • 115 x 178 x 18.03mm | 294.84g
  • The British Library Publishing Division
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 20 black and white illustrations
  • 0712357823
  • 9780712357821
  • 1,278,211

About Claire Cock-Starkey

Claire Cock-Starkey was series editor for all seven editions of Schott's Almanac. Her most recent book, The Georgian Art of Gambling, was published by the British Library in 2013.
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