A 1950s Housewife

A 1950s Housewife : Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s

By (author) Sheila Hardy

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Being 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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  • Hardback | 192 pages
  • 160.02 x 236.22 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • 01 Jan 2013
  • The History Press Ltd
  • Stroud
  • English
  • 0752469894
  • 9780752469898
  • 120,084

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Sheila Hardywasa homemaker before becominga full-time writer. She has written several biographies of notable women, including" An Admirable Wife" and "The Real Mrs Beeton.""

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