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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.
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.