If you wear linen undergarments and scrub your armpits briskly each morning, you won't smell as bad after a month without bathing as you might imagine. Historian and author Ruth Goodman knows this because she tried it out, saving us potential social embarrassment while providing both entertainment and education. Narrator Heather Wilds starts out rapid-fire and overenunciated, as if she's determined to make listeners sit up straight. But within a few chapters, Goodman's humor and enthusiasm, and the factual delights--no underpants!--loosen Wilds's delivery. After that, listeners benefit from her pleasant, even voice and the knowledge that in the 1500s archery practice after church on Sunday was considered a man's patriotic duty. A.C.S. © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2017]
Trade Ed. HighBridge Audio 2016
CD ISBN 9781681681467 $34.99 Nine CDs
DD ISBN $24.49
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