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Mrs. Sharp's Traditions: Reviving Victorian Family Celebrations of Comfort & Joy Hardcover – May 2, 2001
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About the Author
Sarah Ban Breathnach's work celebrates quiet joys, simple pleasures, and everyday epiphanies. What began as a personal safari to unearth her authentic self, transformed into her number-one New York Times bestsellers Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy, and Something More: Excavating your Authentic Self. Sarah Ban Breathnach is the publisher of The Simple Abundance Press, a groundbreaking joint venture with Scribner, and the founder of The Simple Abundance Charitable Fund. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Before the author's bestseller SIMPLE ABUNDANCE, she wrote this charming little book of domestic advice. Presented by the fictitious Victorianna Sharp, it contains gentle practices compiled from an old trunk of Victorian era magazines she discovered. Though controversy will continue about who's responsible for the home, the program does a good job of not assuming it's the mom. Anyone, including stay-at-home or working dads, can take some initiative in setting up the traditions. This is a short program (only a small range of actual traditions is mentioned), so most of its energy is spent promoting the idea of someone initiating the rituals and routines she recommends. For discombobulated families everywhere, a worthwhile audio with some charming ideas. T.W. © AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The first section of the book is a spectacular 'review' of how 'normal' life used to be and how to make it that way again. Ideas for mealtimes, bath times, Sunday dinners, keeping life orderly [especially helpful in these hectic times] etc. is advice that will still be practical a hundred years from now.
So many ideas are contained in the book that it is impossible to list them all. But I find the attention to each month and season to be genius. Sarah/Mrs.Sharp manages to make appealing even the inclusion of history and old customs, which many of our children of today probably know little or nothing about. This in itself would make the book a great read.
Aside from the information and ideas contained in the book, the art work is enchanting! Reminders of a simpler time help to drive home the reality that 'a picture [really] is worth a thousand words'. When I first came upon this book, I, too, was a working mother wondering how to divide my time into equally productive and yet comforting segments. This book filled me with so much joy and creative ideas that it literally changed my life. AND it helped me to grow closer to my children by sharing my time and energy with them.
I believe there is a real hunger in 'middle class America' for a return to some sort of sanity in the family circle. If you are looking for a book that will help you find your way back to such a comforting place, or even to introduce you to it for the first time, this is definitely the one. I can't recommend it highly enough. You will not regret your purchase!
My New Year's resolution was to slow down and live in the moment (to the extent possible for a working mom of three children heavily invovled in extra-curricular activities!)and this book is really a helpful tool in fulfulling that resolution.
(I LOVE the book but gave it 4 stars because I also purchased a used copy of an earlier edition of this book which is now out of print which has more stunning illustrations.)