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Wanted: a cook

By COHEN, Alfred J.

subjects: satire, cooks,

  • 1. Wanted: a cook / domestic dialogues by Alan Dale.
    1905
    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.