Book Review – Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners


Title- Unmentionable: The Victorian Lady’s Guide to Sex, Marriage, and Manners
Author- Therese Oneill
Published- 2016
Genre- Non-fiction, History, Humour
Length- 309 pages
Rating- 2.5/5

Synopsis (Goodreads)- Have you ever wished you could live in an earlier, more romantic era?

Ladies, welcome to the 19th century, where there’s arsenic in your face cream, a pot of cold pee sits under your bed, and all of your underwear is crotchless. (Why? Shush, dear. A lady doesn’t question.)

UNMENTIONABLE is your hilarious, illustrated, scandalously honest (yet never crass) guide to the secrets of Victorian womanhood, giving you detailed advice on:

~ What to wear
~ Where to relieve yourself
~ How to conceal your loathsome addiction to menstruating
~ What to expect on your wedding night
~ How to be the perfect Victorian wife
~ Why masturbating will kill you
~ And more

Irresistibly charming, laugh-out-loud funny, and featuring nearly 200 images from Victorian publications, UNMENTIONABLE will inspire a whole new level of respect for Elizabeth Bennett, Scarlet O’Hara, Jane Eyre, and all of our great, great grandmothers.

(And it just might leave you feeling ecstatically grateful to live in an age of pants, super absorbency tampons, epidurals, anti-depressants, and not-dying-of-the-syphilis-your-husband-brought-home.)

Review- So, this isn’t the type of book I normally go for but I saw it on BookTube and thought it sounded interesting.

Well….it was ok.Read More »


Dust Jackets


So, I love hardcovers but what are you supposed to do with the dust jackets when you are actually reading them?

For the shelf it’s simple, jacket on. When reading though, jacket or naked? Most books are pretty plain when they are naked so I like the jackets, but when I am slouching around reading there is the potential for the jacket edges to get scuffed, which I obviously don’t want.Read More »