Our grandparents’ generation had abundant knowledge about how to solve everyday problems easily, inexpensively and effectively, without running to the shops — whether the issue was storing fresh produce, making their skin look younger, relieving toothache pain or getting their laundry whiter.
HOME HINTS & TIPS TESTED THROUGH THE YEARS is a comprehensive collection of more than 3,000 time-honoured solutions that are guaranteed to help you achieve a more rewarding way of living today — because the old ways still work the best!
GOOD HEALTH ... NATURALLY
Discover eff ective and safe natural remedies for everything from acne to hair loss (Handy tip: Heal minor cuts and scrapes with cabbage leaves)
BEAUTY AND BODY CARE
Look your best with the use of traditional beauty tips and homemade cosmetics (Handy tip: Make a tantalising perfume from violets)
Learn trusted wisdom and ‘know-how’ for keeping your home in perfect condition (Handy tip: Use a soft toothbrush to remove tarnish)
Use terrific old-fashioned advice for cooking, preserving and entertaining (Handy tip: Dry apples,
apricots and other fruits without preservatives)
STYLE AND COMFORT
Create a more welcoming home with tried and tested principles for decorating and organisation (Handy tip: Brighten a room by painting the walls a pale colour)
GARDENING WITH NATURE
Make the most of your garden with tips and tricks that have been perfected over the years (Handy tip: Protect your roses from pests with garlic)
352 pages, with more than 500 colour photographs and illustrations • 276mm x 213mm • Hardcover