Things a Lady Would Like to Know Concerning Domestic Management and Expenditure
arranged for daily reference with Hints regarding the intellectual as well as the physical life
Southgate, Henry, Author,
William P. Nimmo - London, Publisher, 1874
This book, entitled ‘Things a Lady Would Like to Know’ was published in London in 1874.
At the turn of the century, middle-class households were served by domestic staff that carried out the daily tasks of the home. The lady of the house was responsible for overseeing their work.
This book aims to ‘make the management of domestic affairs easy and interesting’ for middle-class women in the nineteenth century. It contains sections on shopping, party dinners, household recipes, the garden and household staff.