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The Bachelor Girl's Guide to Everything

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A gorgeous facsimile edition of Agnes M. Miall's classic 1916 volume, this is a charming resource for the modern-day 'girl on her own'. Truly a 'Guide to Everything', the straight-talking Mrs Miall offers timeless advice on a minefield of everyday dilemmas from how to be successful in your career: 'When dealing with employers or fellow-workers who are men, try to forget that you are a woman'; to how to avoid unwelcome advances, 'walk along briskly and purposefully, not staring at anyone; loitering and aimless strolling are to be avoided. If spoken to in spite of precautions, a decided answer or a cold stare will usually end the annoyance'. With instructive gems on every page, this delightful piece of retro is a revealing window onto the life of a single woman during the first world war, and at the same time a hilarious reminder that sometimes the more things change, the more they stay the same!
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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

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