Don'ts for Wives

Blanche Ebbutt

9780713687903

ISBN 10: 0713687908 / 0-7136-8790-8
ISBN 13: 9780713687903
Publisher: A & C Black Publishers Ltd
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hardcover
Editorial Reviews:
Synopsis:
Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after it was written. The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries. Advice appears under the following chapters: 1. Personalities 2. How to Avoid Discord 3. Habits 4. Financial Matters 5. Evenings at Home 6. Jealousy 7. Recreation 8. Food 9. Dress 10. Entertaining 11. Household Management 12. Children 'Among the bon mots there is much wisdom. They would make great stocking fillers, or wedding anniversary gifts!' Good Book Guide (October 2007)

Review:
`Tips for a happy marriage published nearly a century ago look set
to be a hit this year. The guidebooks are seen now as amusing and wise -
and relevant in 2007.' -- Daily Express, May 29, 2007

`Today there are enough tomes about men being from Mars and weird
rules of dating... so it is expected that Blanche Ebbutt's oeuvre will
provide more comedy value than useful advice. And yet, and yet... there are
eternal verities there... There are plenty of gloriously retro bits about
women censoring their men's socks and husbands learning to "lead" rather
than "drive" their wives; but who could argue when Ebbutt says that there
is an art in being married, and that you should not "exhaust your artistic
power in getting married" but put some effort into staying that way... What
is required, Ebbutt hints from the grave, is simple niceness: be as
considerate towards a life partner as towards a friend... So, go on: clear
up those pencil sharpenings, chaps. And women, tell Him Indoors that his
hair looks nice. Can't hurt, can it?' -- Libby Purves, The Times, May 29, 2007

`Words of wisdom for a happy marriage from nearly a century ago...
The advice comes from a set of guidebooks on marriage written on the eve
of the First World War which are predicted to shoot to the top of the
bestseller list. The somewhat old-fashioned `Don'ts for Husbands and Wives'
penned by Blanche Ebbutt in 1913 were first published at a time when women
stayed at home while their husbands went out to work. Times have changed
since then, but the advice could be considered as relevant today as ever.' -- Daily Mail, May 28, 2007

`[Don'ts for Husbands and Don't's for Wives] could become this
year's most unlikely bestseller... The books were published in 1913 and
remained in print for 20 years. [The author's] wit and wisdom are set to
find a new audience when the guides are reprinted by A&C Black as part of
the publisher's bicentenary celebrations. The guides evoke a world where
domestic servants were taken for granted and men viewed women as
second-class citizens, to be patronised or set to work on domestic tasks.
Wives receive sisterly instructions designed to make them the best possible
partners for the flawed, often ridiculous men they have married.' -- The Times, May 28, 2007

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