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The Gentlewoman's Companion (1675): A Guide to the Female Sex (Hardcover)

Hannah Woolley

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Hardcover. Aphra Behn is usually described as England's first professional woman writer, but her contemporary Hannah Woolley (Wooley or Wolley) ran her close, though recipes not bodice-rippers w.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 272 pages. 0.735. Bookseller Inventory # 9780907325994

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Title: The Gentlewoman's Companion (1675): A Guide ...

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The Companion is a conduct- as well as cookery-book (the recipes are mainly derived from her earlier works). It also contains an autobiography of the author. In truth it is a rank, but captivating, miscellany, including recipes, medical prescriptions, advice to servants and governesses, hints on upbringing, cosmetics and education, rules of social comportment and conduct, instructions and model letters for correspondence (mainly for young ladies), and Pleasant Discourses and Witty Dialogues’ between gentlemen and ladies. Great bedtime reading. The editor puts it all in long perspective.

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Hannah Woolley (1622-1675) was an English writer who published early books on household management. She married Jerome Woolley, a schoolmaster, in 1646, and ran a grammar schoool with him in Newport, Essex. Later she opened a school in Hackney. When she was widowed in 1661, Hannah Woolley began publishing books on household management in order to earn a living.

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