Household Books Published in Britain: all volumes
Wanted: a cook
subjects: satire, cooks,
Wanted: a cook / domestic dialogues by Alan Dale.
18.5 x 12.0 cm Pp [i-viii] 1-382
GB: LB *OPo(F)
This is a reissue of the original American edition published in 1904. The book is supposedly autobiographical, and describes the author's dealings with incompetent or dishonest servants. It is reminiscent of "The greatest plague of life' by Henry and Athol Mayhew, an earlier and better-known satire.