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    DescriptionThe art of being a good wife 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: It is a wife's duty to look her best. If you don't tidy yourself up, when you have done the bulk of the day's work, don't be surprised if your husband begins to compare you unfavourably with the typist at the office. Don't forget that a wife can always set the standard of behaviour for the home. If she allows laxities of dress or conversation at the table she will soon find that they become a fixed procedure. Don't forget that very true remark that while face powder may catch a man, baking powder is the stuff to hold him. Don't criticise the food at your own table when you are entertaining and especially refrain from doing so before the servants. After all is said and done, husbands are not terribly difficult to manage.

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    How to be a Good Wife
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Bodleian Library
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 96
    Width: 88 mm
    Height: 115 mm
    Thickness: 11 mm
    Weight: 86 g
    ISBN 13: 9781851243815
    ISBN 10: 185124381X

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T9.1
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJG
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 20
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    BIC E4L: FAM
    BIC subject category V2: VFVG
    Ingram Theme: TOPC/FAMILY
    DC22: 646.7
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    LC classification: D
    Ingram Subject Code: LO
    Libri: I-LO
    DC22: 306.872
    B&T General Subject: 347
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 20
    DC22: 306.8723
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026010
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    LC subject heading:
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 14830
    LC subject heading: ,
    BISAC V2.8: FAM030000, SOC028000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJG
    Illustrations note
    11 black & white line drawings
    The Bodleian Library
    Imprint name
    The Bodleian Library
    Publication date
    15 January 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Review quote
    "Charming little volumes in matching red covers just right for Valentine''s Day."--Chicago Tribune