A 1950s Housewife by Sheila Hardy

By Sheila Hardy

A nostalgic, humorous examine what it used to be particularly prefer to be a Fifties housewife in the course of the tales of these who were

Being a housewife within the Nineteen Fifties used to be fairly a special event from at the present time. After the independence of the wartime years, ladies now needed to depart their jobs after they married and aid their husband through making a spotless domestic, scrumptious foodstuff, and an inviting bed room. From creative cleansing tips and ration-book recipes to domestic decor suggestion, the homemaking tools of the Nineteen Fifties which are amassed right here provide an enjoyable and poignant perception into the lives of Nineteen Fifties girls. This publication additionally deals heartwarming own anecdotes from girls who launched into married existence in this interesting postwar interval, supplying a visit down reminiscence lane for any spouse or baby of the Fifties.

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