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Enquire Within Upon Everything: The Great Victorian Domestic Standby

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Published (first published 1978)
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Zoe
Aug 11, 2008 Zoe rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can't think how I ever lived without it...
Nancy
Jul 29, 2011 Nancy rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I honestly thought this book was not a real book, but a fictional device: I have seen it referenced in several novels. But it really exists, and seriously, you can enquire within upon everything. Want to know how to revive a drunk? It's in there. How to address the Queen? It's in there. Set a table, play whist, keep your husband, clean lace? IT's ALL THERE.

Of course, a word to the wise: probably putting a drowned person in a warm bath isn't going to help them much. And giving brandy to the guy
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Avis Black
This book, originally published in 1856, is one of the first of the 'Enquire Within' series, a reference work intended to explain how to do practically everything in Victorian society. It's a real gem of cultural history and highly recommended. There is a later version from 1894 available online but as it's more 'modern' in scope, it lacks some of the odd charm of the earlier version.
Kathryn Bundy
Jan 22, 2013 Kathryn Bundy marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historical
If you read historical fiction or non-fiction, interpret history for museums, do research about the late nineteenth century or are just curious about how people used to live, check this book out. It's not a book to sit down and read cover to cover --- it's a buffet to return to over and over again.

It says I finished this book, but really, you're never finished.
Annie
Jul 27, 2015 Annie rated it it was amazing
Great tips that are still useful today. A fun little read that shows you what people had to go through to keep a house in Victorian times. Very interesting, highly recommend it if you're interested in history of day to day living.
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