Things a Woman Wants to Know: An Edwardian Housewife's Guide to Life

Things a Woman Wants to Know: An Edwardian Housewife's Guide to Life

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  • Publisher: Old House Books
  • Format: Hardback | 176 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 184mm x 24mm | 280g
  • Publication date: 22 October 2013
  • Publication City/Country: Oxford
  • ISBN 10: 1908402636
  • ISBN 13: 9781908402639
  • Illustrations note: illustrations (black and white, and colour)
  • Sales rank: 435,030

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This book of handy hints for the new housewife was first published in the Edwardian era, and includes recipes, medical advice, fashion tips and the dangers that can lurk in the home (e.g. the unhealthiness of carpets and the poisonous colours of wallpaper). In this new edition, the most unusual entertaining pieces of advice have been collected together along with the charming contemporary advertisement and a fascinating section about folding serviettes.

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"QUIRKY TIPS FROM BYGONE AGE AMUSE: What a delightful book...a cheerful and illustrated volume of personal and household tips dating between 1884 and 1910. Amusing and surprising...Included at front and back are reproductions of advertisements of the era, fascinating, as well...Charming."--"The Free Lance-Star, Fredericksburg, VA"

Table of contents

The Kitchen /Emergency /Nursery /Medical /Toilet /Dress /Hints for Housewives /Various /How to fold Serviettes