Things A Woman Wants To Know: An Edwardian Housewife's Guide To Life by Isobel Of home NotesThings A Woman Wants To Know: An Edwardian Housewife's Guide To Life by Isobel Of home Notes

Things A Woman Wants To Know: An Edwardian Housewife's Guide To Life

byIsobel Of home Notes

Hardcover | October 22, 2013

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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 colors 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.
Title:Things A Woman Wants To Know: An Edwardian Housewife's Guide To LifeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:176 pages, 7.46 × 5.07 × 0.93 inPublished:October 22, 2013Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1908402636

ISBN - 13:9781908402639

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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Delightful I bought this on a whim. It is a delightful little book filled with information for a new bride back in the day. Of course a lot of it is utter nonsense but very interesting to see what information was available to women at that time in history.
Date published: 2017-04-06

Read from the Book

From chapter: The NurseryWhen a Child has had a Blow put a little fresh butter or olive oil on to the skin immediately, and renew it every quarter of an hour for two or three hours. A piece of brown paper soaked in one-third brandy and two-thirds water applied to the part is also very useful, and as the paper dries it should be moistened again.Children should never be allowed to drink water when they are heated, as dangerous internal chills may result from this.Sleep.—Until children reach the age of twelve years, they should have at least ten hours’ sleep out of the twenty-four.

Table of Contents

Keeping Up Appearances
Medical Matters
In the Nursery
The Kitchen
Happy Housekeeping

Editorial Reviews

"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