How to be a Good Husband

How to be a Good Husband


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  • Publisher: The Bodleian Library
  • Format: Hardback | 96 pages
  • Dimensions: 94mm x 122mm x 14mm | 220g
  • Publication date: 17 January 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1851243763
  • ISBN 13: 9781851243761
  • Illustrations note: 14 black & white line drawings
  • Sales rank: 19,192

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The art of being a good husband is not an easy one. This little guide was written for the middle classes of the 1930s who were reading one of the first modern self-help books. Illustrated with contemporary line-drawings, it contains advice by turns delightfully arcane and timelessly true, for example: Don't squeeze the tube of toothpaste from the top instead of from the bottom. This is one of the small things of life that always irritates a careful wife. Don't think that your wife has placed waste-paper baskets in the rooms as ornaments. Don't tell your wife terminological inexactitudes, which are, in plain English, lies. A woman has wonderful intuition for spotting even minor departures from the truth. Do cultivate the habit of coming down to breakfast with a smile. Remember that as the head of the house, it is your duty to see that everyone starts the day in an atmosphere of happiness. Don't criticise the food at your own table when you are entertaining and especially refrain from doing so before the servants.

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"Charming little volumes in matching red covers just right for Valentine''s Day."--Chicago Tribune