Historians James Munson and Richard Mullen examine just what it was about the smell of the continent that so attracted British travellers in the hundred years from the fall of Napoleon to the outbreak of the First World War. It was the first time in history that the British, en masse, set out to discover Europe. .… (more)
nessreader: Sillitoe is writing about baedeckers and similar guidebooks to victorian tourism. Smell/continent is a more general book about british victorians being appalled by those dreadful europeans. Both funny, both fascinating.