The Book of Household Management

By Mrs. Isabella Mary Beeton

  • Release Date : 1989-04-23
  • Genre : Consumer Guides
  • FIle Size : 3.38 MB


The Book of Household Management I must frankly own, that if I had known, beforehand, that this book would have cost me the labour which it has, I should never have been courageous enough to commence it. What moved me, in the first instance, to attempt a work like this, was the discomfort and suffering which I had seen brought upon men and women by household mismanagement. I have always thought that there is no more fruitful source of family discontent than a housewife's badly-cooked dinners and untidy ways.