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Wise Words and Country Ways for House and Home
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"Wise Words & Country Ways for House and Home" contains generations of advice on simple ways to run an environmentally-friendly home, based around well known, and not so well known, sayings. Everyone is keen to reduce their carbon footprint, conserve resources, eat and live more healthily. Ruth Binney's fascinating collection of traditional wisdom shares how our forbears lived well within the resources available. With advice on using everyday items as alternatives to expensive chemical products and tips on eco-friendly gardening and cooking, discover how to recapture that bygone age when life was simpler, less wasteful, less expensive, less toxic and more fulfilling. Illustrated with delightful line drawings throughout, "Wise Words & Country Ways for House and Home" shows us a better, more green way to live in the modern world.
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Introduction; 1 Everything in the Home; Including: 'Waste not, want not' and 'Necessity is the mother of invention'; 2 Care and Repair; Including: 'Turn worn sheets sides to middle' and 'Measure twice, cut once'; 3 Kitchen Wisdom; Including: 'Ripen a green tomato with a banana' and 'A little pot is soon hot'; 4 Clean and Bright; Including: 'Put milk on an ink stain' and 'Good cutlery requires good care'; 5 A Welcoming Home; Including: 'Napkins should always be neatly folded' and 'The home is not a battlefield'; 6 The Well Managed Home; Including: 'Kept candles burn the longest' and 'Old vests make excellent dusters'; Index.

About the Author

Ruth Binney has been collecting old sayings, wisdom and traditional remedies for over 50 years. She holds a degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University and has been involved in countless publications during her career as an editor. She is the author of five other books for D&C. Ruth lives near Weymouth, Dorest.

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