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Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery

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In "Common Sense in the Household: A Manual of Practical Housewifery," Marion Harland presents a comprehensive guide to managing a household with efficiency and grace. Written in the 19th century, this book may seem outdated in some respects, but many of the principles and tips are still relevant today.

Harland covers a wide range of topics, from cooking and cleaning to managing finances and dealing with household staff. Her advice is practical and down-to-earth, focusing on the importance of organization, thriftiness, and good communication within the home.

One of the standout features of this book is Harland's emphasis on the importance of self-care for the homemaker. She stresses the need for rest, relaxation, and personal time, recognizing that a happy and healthy homemaker is essential for a happy and healthy home.

Overall, "Common Sense in the Household" is a valuable resource for anyone looking to improve their homemaking skills and create a comfortable and harmonious home environment. Harland's advice is timeless and her writing style is engaging, making this book a pleasure to read.

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This is a practical guide to running a household in 1883. Marion Harland not only walks us through a number of important topics such as how to select and manage servants and organise a dinner party , but also includes a number of recipes. Even today's listeners may find a new favourite dish among the recipes contained in this volume. - Summary by Carolin

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