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Cold Meat and How to Disguise it A Hundred Years of Belt Tightening by Hunter Davies
  

Cold Meat and How to Disguise it A Hundred Years of Belt Tightening

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Cold Meat and How to Disguise it A Hundred Years of Belt Tightening by Hunter Davies

Credit has been crunched, banks hammered, the economy battered, prices up, hopes down. All classes are being urged to economise, make do and mend, spin things out, avoid waste. It has been ever thus. In times of War, General Strikes as well as Economic Disasters, Governments as well as agony aunts, do-gooders, magazines, books and manufacturers have always exhorted us to tighten the old belts. Hunter Davies looks back at a hundred years of handy, and often hilarious, exhortations as they were applied to Food, Children, Health, Clothing, the Home, Money and Savings. Some of the hints and advice are mystifying, but all are part of social history, and some could prove very useful in today's economic climate. For instance, you really might want to turn some cold scraps of meat into a succulent new dish or knit some old bits of string together in order to make a jolly useful dishcloth...

Reviews

Entertaining and enlightening snippets of advice from the past century on how to save money and minimize waste, framed with humorous commentary. Good Book Guide


About the Author

Hunter Davies was born in Renfrew in 1936. He has written more than 40 books and, as a journalist he contributes to the Sunday Times and writes a weekly football column in the New Statesman. He is an avid collector of football memorabilia. He lives with his wife in the Lake District and in London.

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Book Info

Publication date

22nd September 2011

Author

Hunter Davies

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Publisher

Frances Lincoln Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Categories

Household hints
Social & cultural history

ISBN

9780711232778

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