The Homecraft Book (Ann Hathaway

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First published in 1945, this book is a compendium of advice across a myriad of subjects for the post-war woman, wife and mother. By times hilarious, by times disconcerting but always entertaining, it offers bite-sized ampoules of advice on the subjects of house, health, beauty and dress.Press for The Homecraft BookThe Examiner:“a handbook for saving the planet”“you’ll have the price of the book paid back in no time”“a right good read”Woman’s Way“Vintage advice”The Irish Times Online Book Reviews“Think life was easier in 1945? … discover a world of congested scalps, swollen knuckles and furred kettles”Today with Sean O’Rourke, RTE Radio 1“Fascinating and Fun”“I love this woman’s approach”“I was really impressed…the more I read, the more I enjoyed it.”“Some of the ideas really did work.”“She holds her own”“simple but ingenious”“entertaining and great fun to try them out”