The short life & long times of Mrs Beeton; Hughes, Kathryn, 1959-; 2005; 1841153...
The short life & long times of Mrs BeetonMaker
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Isabella Beeton was not quite the familiar matronly figure that has kept her name resonating over the past 150 years. She was actually only twenty-one when she sat down to write The Book of Household Management, with just six months experience of running her own home behind her. Instead of presiding over a well-run town house or country manor, Isabella and her charismatic husband Sam lived in a suburban semi with a single maid-of-all-work. Crucial new material unearthed by Kathryn Hughes shows a woman struggling with every kind of trauma: bankruptcy, sexual scandal and a bitter family feud that lasted over a century. Includes bibliography (p. 487-503) and index.Date Made
Fourth EstatePublication Place
ChristchurchSubject and Association Keywords
Thomas & Bridget Gallagher LibraryObject Type
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