The short life & long times of Mrs Beeton; Hughes, Kathryn, 1959-; 2005; 1841153...

Name/Title

The short life & long times of Mrs Beeton

Maker

Hughes, Kathryn, 1959-

Maker Role

Author

About this object

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

2005

Publisher

Fourth Estate

Publication Place

Christchurch

Subject and Association Keywords

Beeton, Mrs. (Isabella Mary), 1836-1865

Subject and Association Keywords

Beeton, Mrs (Isabella Mary), 1836-1865

Subject and Association Keywords

Home economists -- Great Britain -- Biography

Subject and Association Keywords

Home economics -- England -- History

Subject and Association Keywords

Cooking, English -- History

Collection

Thomas & Bridget Gallagher Library

Object Type

Book

ISBN/ISSN

1841153737

Object number

2014.1.2290

Spine Label

920 BEE

Copyright Licence  

All rights reserved

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