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Did you know--that before the 1800s no nice women wore knickers at all? That underneath their crinolines Victorian women wore knickers with separate legs? That before the advent of elastic, knickers were held up with buttons, tapes and even soldier straps? That until World War II many poorer people made their knickers our of flour bags? That during the War women made hand ...more
ebook, 137 pages
Published May 1st 2011 by Souvenir Press
(first published April 1st 2009)
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I really would've liked actual photographs instead of black and white sketches of the knickers Hawthorne was discussing and saying she owned. It really took away from the book. It was interesting enough, but I'm very disappointed by the lack of photographs.