Agnes M. Miall was a popular writer in the early 1900s who was always delighted to proffer advice for the practical woman. Her many books included Complete Needlecraft and Easy Ways of Weaving, while she also frequently wrote for The British Girl's Annual.
"Did you know that if you lack brown polish for a pair of brown shoes, you can use the inside of a banana skin? Well now you do, thanks to The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Everything by Agnes M. Miall, first published in 1916 and reissued by Oneworld. I'm not sure that I am ready to take her advice about pouring petrol over my clothes to get rid of stains, but I'm up for the banana trick." - The Times"Miall's book is an intriguing window on a bygone era." The Daily Mail