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Good Housekeeping : The Best of the 1950s

Good Housekeeping

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ISBN 10: 1843404885 / ISBN 13: 9781843404880
Published by Collins & Brown, London, 2008
Used Condition: Vg Hardcover
From Martin Nevers- used & rare books (Oxford, FL, U.S.A.)

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160 pages. Nostalgic food, fashion, fitness, fiction and features from the classic archives. Map of London's West End on endpapers. Profusely illustrated in color and B/W. Minor wear to spine ends. Photos of book on request. Bookseller Inventory # 011573

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Title: Good Housekeeping : The Best of the 1950s

Publisher: Collins & Brown, London

Publication Date: 2008

Binding: Pictorial Hard Cover

Book Condition:Vg

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"Good Housekeeping's" modern approach to tradition is archetypal of 1950s living as the post-war age of the consumer brought about massive changes in the home. Out with the old and in with the new; the open-plan, fitted kitchen with its brand new appliances was the housewife's domain.A renaissance of 50s-style living is now being witnessed in our ultra-modern society as we see a growing interest in the culture and skills that have been forgotten or recently ignored. Not only in philosophy, but also practically, in fashion, beauty and lifestyle, we are simultaneously looking back and pushing forwards under the influence of this effervescent decade.Lovingly selected from "Good Housekeeping's" archive, this nostalgic facsimile reproduction of the food, fashion, fiction and fitness features that formed the backbone of Britain's wartime homemaking is sure to delight and inspire.Including stories and adverts, along with cleaning and craft tips for the perfect housewife this is the ultimate window on to domestic life at the time and empathetic history at its most charming and evocative. The Jacket features one of the decade's best magazine covers.

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Since Good Housekeeping magazine began in 1922, it has been advising readers on healthy living and everyday issues that affect us all. Featuring the industry's most talented writers and covering a broad range of issues, it provides the latest in authoritative and up-to-date advice each month, demonstrating its strong commitment to promoting health and wellbeing for women and their families. The Good Housekeeping Institute was founded in 1924 and has built up an established and trusted reputation. It is renowned for its rigorous testing of a range of household products and recipes, and the name of the GHI is as reliable and well-known as ever.

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