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    DescriptionBeing a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s. This book will prove an eye-opener for those who now wish they had listened when their mothers attempted to tell them stories of the 'old days', and will provide useful first-hand accounts for those with a love of all things kitsch and vintage. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the fifties give an entertaining and poignant insight into the lives of 1950s women.

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    A 1950s Housewife
    Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Sheila Hardy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 476 g
    ISBN 13: 9780752469898
    ISBN 10: 0752469894

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    LC classification: HN
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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    The History Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    The History Press Ltd
    Publication date
    01 January 2013
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    Author Information
    Sheila Hardy was a homemaker before becoming a full-time writer. She has written several biographies of notable women, including" An Admirable Wife" and "The Real Mrs Beeton."