How to Keep Pace with Your Daughter - Ethelind FearonLondon: Herbert Jenkins, 1958, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Good+ — in Good+ Dust Wrapper. Unlaminated dust wrapper a little edgeworn and faded. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Pages very gently age-tanned.
Contains: Black & white drawings; Illustrated endpapers and blanks; Frontispiece; Title page vignette;
From the cover: “One day she is a sandal-shod schoolgirl, full of adolescent enthusiasms and given to giggling; the next she is a poised young woman with a highly-developed dress-sense and an assured and instinctive understanding of make-up it has taken you half a life-time to acquire. Is it surprising that you sometimes gaze at that daughter of yours in goggle-eyed wonder!
Because, make no doubt about it, the emergence of this female child from adolescence to womanhood is one of the miracles of nature. Throughout her childhood she has been content to take her time from you, to listen with respect — if not always with acclamation — to the wisdom of your adult experience. Then, suddenly, the picture changes; the order of things is reversed and it is she who takes over the lead, leaving you to pant breathlessly in her steeple-heeled footsteps.
Of course, being a kind-hearted and affectionate child, she is careful to conceal this fact from you; and you, being a sensible mum, contrive to preserve the deception whilst philosophically accepting the brutal facts. Played strictly according to the rules it is a fascinating and rewarding game, and in this hilarious outline of the do’s and don’ts for both sides, Ethelind Fearon has brilliantly mingled fun and frolics with bags of sound commonsense.”