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February 25, 2022

S5:E2 – Eliza Acton

Show Notes

Eleanor and Courtney discuss the life of cookery revolutionary, Eliza Acton.

Transcript here.

Read Eliza Acton's Work

Resources for this episode included:

  • Asa Briggs. Victorian Things
  • Sheila Hardy. The Real Mrs Beeton: The Story of Eliza Acton (would not recommend tbh)
  • Elizabeth Ray’s “Acton, Eliza (1799-1859)” in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.
  • and this article in The Guardian

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