Girls dream of bigger things, but are still left with dirty dishes


My beautiful granny gave me many fine things – pretty rings, antique plates and a smashing old dressing table – but the best gift she left for a sassy, undomesticated gal like me was her well-thumbed copy of Common Sense in the Household, published in 1892.

Written by a woman, for women, it’s an ode to that most revered of females since time immemorial – the perfect wife...

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