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Things My Mother Should Have Told Me — The Best of “Good Housekeeping” 1922-1940 - Compiled by Brian Braithwaite & Noëlle Walsh

Ebury Press, 1991, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Price Clipped. Gently bruised at the head, tail and corners of the binding. Text complete, clean and tight.

Illustrated with colour photographs. From the cover: “Things My Mother Should Have Told Me takes a nostalgic look at the art of running a home from the launch of Good Housekeeping in 1922 through the thrifty thirties and up to the beginning of war. The household advice dispensed by the experts at Good Housekeeping ranges from removing grease spots from navy serge (use eucalyptus!) to new uses for old hot water bottles, from straightening knitting needles to instructions for enamelling a bath; much of the information stems from the successful series ‘Dictionary of Household Facts’ which ran in the magazine through the 1920s and 1930s. The book also features over 450 nuggets of practical household advice — some merely of nostalgic value today, but many still holding true. To support these pages of advice, ‘Things My Mother Should Have Told Me’ also contains over thirty feature articles from the period plus many adverts which reflect the social and domestic changes of the time and give an insight into the household concerns. Full of suggestions and with hundreds of hints and tips, the book contains the kind of advice that every mother wants to pass on to her daughter.”
Size: 12" x 9"
Number of Pages: 192
ISBN: 085223984X

£8.50 (Now Sold)