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Comfort for small incomes

By WARREN, Mrs Eliza

subjects: narratives, thrift,

  • 1. Comfort for small incomes. By Mrs Warren, author of "How I managed my house on two hundred pounds a year", "How I managed my children", and editor of "The ladies' treasury".
    1866
    18.5 x 12.0 cm   Pp [iii-v] vi-viii [ix] x-xi [xii] [13] 14-96, [i] publ ad   frontis engr
    GB:   LB   *OB  

    The frontispiece engraving shows a distraught kitchen-maid plucking a hare, about to be rebuked by a severe-faced cook. The tale of a cook trying to pluck a hare as if it were a fowl was a well-known joke earlier in the century. The book takes the form of a fictional narrative with miscellaneous advice on the management of servants, cookery, thrift and moral behaviour.