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.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 160 pages, 20 black and white illustrations
- Publisher: The British Library Publishing Division
- Publication Date: 14/05/2015
- Category: Reference works
- ISBN: 9780712357821