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Cold Meat and How to Disguise it

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Synopsis

Cold Meat and How to Disguise it by

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 is the author of over 30 books, many of them with a Lake District connection, as well as biographies of Wordsworth, Beatrix Potter and Eddie Stobart. His authorised biography of Wainwright appeared in 1995. He is married to the novelist and biographer Margaret Forster and they divide their time between London and their Lake District home in Loweswater.

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Publication date

1st September 2011

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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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