Man About the House: a concise guide to decorating, repairing, fitting and the 101 jobs of
the handyman at home
Hunot, Peter, Author,1948
Behr, Arnold, Photographer,1948
Ayres, E.A., illustrator,
The Pilot Press Ltd. - London, Publisher, 1948
'Man about the House' by Peter Hunot was published by The Pilot Press Ltd in 1948. Aimed at returned servicemen, it provides advice on home interior design including features on decorating, floors, furnishings, electricity, pipes, gadgets and tools. It has photographs, illustrations and an index.
The figures on the book's cover form a triangle, headed by one man standing up, and completed by the two women crouching down. The book is about the struggles of men to get to grips with home life after time at the front, and the structure of the image goes some way to reflect the complex new dynamics of post-war life.