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How to be a Good Husband Hardback Book

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How to be a Good Husband Hardback Book

The old-fashioned cover of this tiny book is illustrated with a man in a bow tie and top hat, disguising the fact that it actually contains some useful advice! Bright red and pocket-sized, the book adopts the tone of a friendly married uncle giving advice to a young man who is about to get wed, in fact the first chapter is called: From One Husband to Another.

Subsequent chapters cover Personal RelationsConversationDress and ClothingFinanceRecreationsOut and About and Entertaining in the space of 92 small pages, interspersed with elegant period illustrations from a bygone era.

Although written from the perspective of a middle class husband of the 1930s, the book still manages to give advice that is relevant today, such as:

Don’t allow yourself to grow indifferent to your wife. You once thought she was everything in the world and she is still the same person. A little encouragement from you will generally act like magic and draw you both together again.

Do take care not to make fun of your wife’s little foibles in front of other people. She may join in the joke, and laugh at them herself, but you are asking for a bad ten minutes when your visitors have gone.

Don’t squeeze the tube of toothpaste from the top instead of from the bottom. This is one of the small things of life that always irritates a careful wife.

Do, in choosing a hobby, select one which possesses the double merit of being out of doors and one in which your wife can join. This will give you health and community of interest.

Of course the book is amusing in its expectations and not everything in it applies to life as we live it today, especially the fact that it is almost taken for granted that the husband is head of the house and the home is run by the wife while her husband goes out to the work, but between the dated language and ideas some simple nuggets of wisdom and truth can still be found.

This petite hardback book with a deep red cover makes a lovely gift for husbands to be and fiancés who are looking forward to married life, and makes a great gift for a stag night. The book makes a welcome stocking filler at Christmas or an inspired birthday, or Father’s Day gift.

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Product Book
Material Paper
Colour Black, Red
Height (cm) 12
Width (cm) 9.5
Depth (cm) 1.5

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