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Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1955
Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1955


Lake, Frances, Editor,
Associated Newspapers Ltd, Publisher, 1955

This Daily Mail Ideal Home Book was published in 1955. Many middle-class women in the 1950s had to clean and manage their home for the first time because of a post-war shortage of servants. Publications such as this were aimed at this middle-class audience, and included chapters like ‘House and Home’, ‘Furnishing’ and ‘Managing the Home’ that gave advice to readers. The dust jacket of this book is a reproduction of Crown wallpaper L46363, and uses a nice cut-out graphic title that plays on the design of the pattern.

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Colour printed pages.

height: 300mm
width: 240mm

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Exploring 20th Century London website

Publication - Daily Mail Ideal Home Book 1955