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Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management Paperback – December 23, 2011

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  • Paperback: 590 pages
  • Publisher: Empire Books (December 23, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1619491400
  • ISBN-13: 978-1619491403
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.6 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #35,684 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It appears that the content of the book is there.

However, the book doesn't have any publishing information that is standard in the front of the book (ie first published, who published it etc). It looks like someone has typed the book into a publishing/ MSWord document and then printed it and bound it. I wanted to have a book that has been around for over a century, and I got a book that looks like it was a stolen copy. I guess you get what you pay for.
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Wow- as a collector of vintage homemaking books having a digital copy of a Beeton book is a fantastic thing as I cannot afford a print copy. Filled with time tested, proven good advice I'd suggest today's professional homemakers indulge themselves in some really great old fashioned advice. It really makes your home and family run smoothly and with more satisfaction.
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Mrs Beeton ran a woman's magazine and based her book of household management on not only her experience but also the experience of the contributors. As such, it is basically the known wisdom of the time. The recipes are still widely used because they are simple and good.
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By H.M.N. on November 4, 2014
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I have already tried a couple of recipes! They turned out fine. You just have to sometimes think outside of the box. I also love reading the information on what a household took back then. If nothing else, you get a look into how a household was run back in the late 1800's. Great read for history purposes.
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A great lesson in cooking history. A couple of years ago I read a mystery story/cooking and the heroine always asked "What would Mrs. Beeton Do?"
It makes gooding reading and still has information for us now. I read some cookbooks like I read novels. This was very enjoyable and and a go-to book for info and recipies.
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I've been reading this for months. It's not only a reference for how domestic life was in England for homes of means in the early 1800's, it also has little histories throughout the recipe section that tell the origins of certain dishes and ingredients. I think it would be excellent for historical research for a book.
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I was fascinated with this book from both practical household management skills and history. It is very comprehensive and complete. I think it contains the answers to any questions anyone could think to ask. It's embarrassing how little we know today in comparison.
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This is an interesting historical insight into upper middle class life of a previous era. Some of the recipes are absolutely delicious, and the instructions on how to do different things in the kitchen are mostly relevant today.
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