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Random House, October 2010
Hardcover, 224 pages
20.4cm × 13.8cm × 2.4cm

The Pocket Enquire Within A guide to the niceties and necessities of Victorian domestic life

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What is the correct way of carving a partridge? ow should leeches be applied? hat is Dr Babington s mixture for indigestion? ow can egg whites be used to repair broken china? When it was first published in 1856, Enquire Within was an indispensible guide to Victorian domestic life, packed with words of wisdom and advice on everything from entertaining and etiquette to household management, taking in how singing can prevent consumption, how to care for one s hat by beating it with a cane and, of course, why chess should be avoided at a ball.

And now, this new, charmingly illustrated pocket-sized edition contains a selection of hints and tips that not only provide a fascinating insight into the day-to-day of Victorian Britain, but also, in places, reveal timeless wisdom that we would do well to heed today, such as making your home companionable by always welcoming guests with a clear introduction and a smile.

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