How to Be a Perfect Husband

How to Be a Perfect Husband

Hardback (17 Oct 2017)

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Publisher's Synopsis

What makes a perfect husband? In this tongue-in-cheek guide, illustrated by Heath Robinson's inimitable cartoons and contraptions, there are many charmingly old-fashioned tips for how to succeed in almost all aspects of married life. First published in 1937, this delightful book gives an insight into how the roles of both wife and husband were viewed at the time and pokes gentle fun at them both. The perfect husband presses his own trousers; he can tend the lawn and entertain the baby simultaneously by means of two simple attachments to the garden roller; he can peel onions behind his back, with the help of a mirror, and thus avoid tears; he can make a vacuum cleaner and he even has a device to help him climb the stairs silently after a late night out with the boys. When offered the choice of a glass of milk or a Manhattan, he will choose the former. With chapters on courtship and proposal, the wedding, early married life, bringing up children, sports and hobbies, domestic difficulties and middle age, this book makes a highly amusing gift for those who are considering tying the knot or wish to celebrate wedded bliss.

Book information

ISBN: 9781851244904
Publisher: Bodleian Library
Imprint: Bodleian Library
Pub date:
DEWEY: 828.91207
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 130
Weight: 240g
Height: 191mm
Width: 137mm
Spine width: 18mm