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Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland By Susan Watkin
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"Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management" was and is hugely popular. "Know Your Onions" contains recipes and household hints from books and magazines published from about 1820... More > to the 1860s; books and magazines that may have influenced Mrs Beeton. Some of the recipes and household hints are from Samuel Beeton's "Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine" and may well have been contributed by Mrs Beeton herself. "Know Your Onions" is a treasure trove jam-packed with old recipes and household hints. In this book you will come across such delights as: * how to cook and prepare a boar's head (not for the squeamish!); * how to pacify a cross baby; * how to restore rancid butter by using animal charcoal; * a cure for baldness;and much, much more. If you enjoy cookery books you will love this book. Read more at http://lulu.wikidot.com/know-your-onions-or-mrs-beeton-s-hinterland Contents listed at http://lulu.wikidot.com/know-your-onions-index< Less
Know Your Onions or Mrs Beeton's Hinterland By Susan Watkin
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"Mrs Beeton's Book of Household Management" was and is hugely popular. "Know Your Onions" contains recipes and household hints from books and magazines published from about 1820... More > to the 1860s; books and magazines that may have influenced Mrs Beeton. Some of the recipes and household hints are from Samuel Beeton's "Englishwoman's Domestic Magazine" and may well have been contributed by Mrs Beeton herself. "Know Your Onions"is a treasure trove jam-packed with old recipes and household hints. In this book you will come across such delights as: * how to cook and prepare a boar's head (not for the squeamish!); * how to pacify a cross baby; * how to restore rancid butter by using animal charcoal; * a cure for baldness;and much, much more. Read more at http://lulu.wikidot.com/know-your-onions-or-mrs-beeton-s-hinterland Contents listed at http://lulu.wikidot.com/know-your-onions-index< Less
Silence in Court: a Selection of Legal Humour By Susan Watkin
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"Silence in Court" contains a selection of legal humour gleaned from Victorian books and magazines. Read this book and you will see how timeless much humour is.
Old Groaners By Susan Watkin
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Queen Victoria supposedly said "We are not amused". Read "Old Groaners", and you will find some of the conundrums, or riddles, that amused the Victorians. Why do some persons... More > believe the moon to be made of green cheese? Because of the milky whey that surrounds it. Which is the way to make your trousers last? To make your coat and waistcoat first. Why is a guinea in the distance not worth a penny? Because it's only a far-thing. Why do little birds in a nest agree? Because if they did not, they would fall out. Why is a dead doctor like a dead duck? Because he has stopped quacking. What is worse than "raining cats and dogs"? Hailing omnibuses. Read about the background to "Old Groaners" at http://lulu.wikidot.com/old-groaners < Less
Old Groaners By Susan Watkin
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Queen Victoria supposedly said "We are not amused". Read "Old Groaners", and you will find some of the conundrums, or riddles, that amused the Victorians. Why do some persons... More > believe the moon to be made of green cheese? Because of the milky whey that surrounds it. Which is the way to make your trousers last? To make your coat and waistcoat first. Why is a guinea in the distance not worth a penny? Because it's only a far-thing. Why do little birds in a nest agree? Because if they did not, they would fall out. Why is a dead doctor like a dead duck? Because he has stopped quacking. What is worse than "raining cats and dogs"? Hailing omnibuses. Read about the background to "Old Groaners" at http://lulu.wikidot.com/old-groaners< Less
And The Baboon Played Chess With The Emperor By Susan Watkin
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A modern recreation of a Victorian scrapbook made up of cuttings from books and magazines published in the early to mid nineteenth century. You will come across such delights as the artificial duck... More > that ate, drank and quacked; the tax on bachelors; early attempts at ballooning; the clever cat; horse-racing by machinery; leeches; powdering the hair; early steam carriages. And of course the baboon playing chess with an Emperor. And much, much more. If you enjoy loitering amongst literary and historic trivia, then you will love this book. Read more at http://lulu.wikidot.com/and-the-baboon-played-chess-with-the-emperor < Less
And The Baboon Played Chess With The Emperor By Susan Watkin
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A modern recreation of a Victorian scrapbook made up of cuttings from books and magazines published in the early to mid nineteenth century. You will come across such delights as the artificial duck... More > that ate, drank and quacked; the tax on bachelors; early attempts at ballooning; the clever cat; horse-racing by machinery; leeches; powdering the hair; early steam carriages. And of course the baboon playing chess with an Emperor. And much, much more. If you enjoy loitering amongst literary and historic trivia, then you will love this book. Read more at http://lulu.wikidot.com/and-the-baboon-played-chess-with-the-emperor< Less
Trust in God, & Keep Your Powder Dry By Susan Watkin
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I recently bought an album of opinions hand-written in the last decade of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth century. I would guess that the album was started by a teacher... More > (Maria G.), and that the other entries are by student teachers based in the London area. The album offers a fascinating glimpse into the interests of "normal" people of the time. Dip into the book and discover examples of contemporary humour, such as in some of the answers to the question " Who is the greatest living composer?" Find out which respondents mentioned medicines; and find out who replied " Not having taken their measure I cannot tell." The title of the book is Maria G.'s favourite motto. I decided that the album was too good to remain hidden, and so present the contents for your delectation. Read more about the book at http://lulu.wikidot.com/trust-in-god-keep-your-powder-dry< Less

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