Domestic Bygones (Shire Album, 20)
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Domestic Bygones (Shire Album, 20)

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For many people life in the early twentieth century was not very different from what it had been in the eighteenth century, but after the Second World War standards of living rose markedly with the transition to the almost universal use of gas and electric power. Many items that would have been familiar to householders of the last few centuries are illustrated in this book...more
Paperback, 32 pages
Published March 4th 2008 by Shire (first published 1977)
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while pictures and italiziced words were helpful, I still found this slender volume suffered from too many different tools/implements/gadgets being discussed within a short span of pages--not every item could be pictured. While many words (i.e. lardbeating) had a vague ring of familiarity, perhaps adding quotes where the reader likely encountered these words without knowledge (i.e. Thomas Hardy, Jane Austen, etc.) may have helped strengthen the readers' understanding as well as being able to ret...more
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