This book was to inform and entertain girls at the turn of the twentieth century and makes for a fascinating and highly amusing (in some places) read. Subjects reach from advice on the excesses of tea drinking to pigeon keeping and making a home. Although some of these things we might consider incredibly sexist now it a lovely snapshot of a by-gone era and there are still some handy tips for the modern girl, surely everyone wants to know how to make home-made sweets!
An Annual for English speaking Girls all over the World.
For a girl these days, it may be fashionable to know how to encrypt text messages, design a webpage and compile the ultimate playlist... But what about the things that really matter, the sort of things that mattered to girls back in 1903 – how to get the best out of your carrier pigeon, how to avoid the “evils of excessive tea drinking”, and the pros and cons of cycling in a full-length skirt. The Girls’ Empire, written at the dawn of the twentieth century, when the Suffragette movement was in full swing, is a wonderfully evocative slice of history. With a mission to entertain, instruct and inspire, it contains moral guidance, health tips, career advice, and much much more. This new potted edition will be both amusing and poignant for modern readers, and yet many of its observations remain reassuringly relevant today.
Publication date: 04/10/2007
Publisher: Short Books Ltd
|Publication date:||4th October 2007|
|Publisher:||Short Books Ltd|
|Genres:||The Real World,|
|Categories:||Annuals (Children's / Teenage), Yearbooks, annuals, almanacs,|