It is London 1663 and science flourishes in a mini-Renaissance. Celia Barber shares her father’s shop; he barbers, and she heals during a time when women are not allowed to practice medicine.As a licensed barber, Celia longs to visit the Royal Society or Surgeon’s Hall to see a dissection, but women are not allowed. She befriends a viscount who sneaks her into the Royal SoIt is London 1663 and science flourishes in a mini-Renaissance. Celia Barber shares her father’s shop; he barbers, and she heals during a time when women are not allowed to practice medicine.As a licensed barber, Celia longs to visit the Royal Society or Surgeon’s Hall to see a dissection, but women are not allowed. She befriends a viscount who sneaks her into the Royal Society, where she sees an experiment and meets Robert Hooke, the great scientist of the day. Celia’s sister works as a domestic in Whitehall Palace, who finds an ancient coin. Will it lead to hidden treasure?Life in London is harsh. People sicken and die easily. As a healer, Celia sees tragedy. She cannot save all who come to her. Hardest of all, will she be able to save her brothers?...
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The Barbers Reviews
The author’s research is not only unique and detailed, it’s fascinating too in the way it describes life in the less salubrious parts of Restoration London.Celia is an unusual character in that she is not happy to accept the rules and restrictions of the Barber’s Guild which is reluctant to admit women. Celia’s family is a mixture of zealots, loose women, lecherous men and innocent abandoned children which make up a colourful household behind their barber’s shop with forays into White Hall Palace and 'Shooting The Bridge'.Celia gets drawn into the circle of Lord Deeping, a man she cannot imagine having any interest in her but the obvious, however he proves useful in allowing her into the hallowed halls of Gresham College and the lectures at the Royal Society in an age where education is fitful, women were regarded better for being kept ignorant, and scientific knowledge was lower than most modern ten-year-olds.The author has written an interesting story with some lovely characters.
Celia Barber is a young woman who was apprenticed as a barber-surgeon and yearns to be accepted as a healer, but in England after the Restoration females are not allowed to practice legally in that male profession. She can't even attend school or lectures. She has another problem too, she's attracted to the handsom Talbot Porter, Viscount Deeping, a member of the aristocracy.London in the 17th century is dirty, noisy and crowded. The streets are narrow and filled with raw sewage. Any romantic notions about life at that time are shattered bythe author's description of the sooty air, chamber pots emptied out the window, and dogs and pigs roaming the streets.No graphic sex or violence