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How to be a Good Wife Hardback Book

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How to be a Good Wife Hardback Book

The old-fashioned tone and language of this tiny book belie the fact that it actually contains some useful advice! Bright red and pocket-sized, with a glamorous illustration of a lady from the 1930s on the cover, the book adopts the tone of one woman giving advice to a friend, in fact the first chapter is called: From One Wife to Another.

Further chapters cover Personal Relations, Food and Cooking, Dress and Toilet, Children, Finance, Entertaining, Conversation, Out and About and Health 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 housewife of the 1930s, the book still manages to give advice that is relevant today, such as:

Don’t carry on because your husband is not exactly what he was before you were married. Then, you only saw him in his leisure hours: now you have him on a work-a-day footing. And the two are not exactly the same.

Do endeavour not to take your husband on a long and distinctly feminine shopping expedition. If you want his opinion on a particular point see to that first and then let him run off on his own business.

Don’t forget that marriage, like government, must be a series of compromises. Don’t run away with the idea that this only applies to your husband but be prepared also to make yours.

Do realise at all times that the foundation of good health lies in leading a regular life. There must be sufficient sleep, sufficient exercise in the open air, sufficient change and recreation and regularity and system in the mode of life.

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 wife will remain at home 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 brides and fiancés who are looking forward to married life, and makes a great gift for a hen night. The book makes a welcome stocking filler at Christmas or an inspired birthday, or Mother’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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