Getting married in the 1950s was quite a different experience to how it is today. After the independence of the wartime years, women now had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the 1950s give a hilarious and poignant insight into the lives of women in that decade. In A 1950s Housewife, author, wife, mother and grandmother Sheila Hardy collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from those women, many of whom are now in their eighties, who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period and provides a heart-warming trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s.
About the Author
SHEILA HARDY was a teacher and lecturer of English and History before becoming first a wife and mother and then a full-time writer. She has written several biographies of notable women, including Anne Candler, Frances, Lady Nelson and, most recently, cookery writer Eliza Acton. She has also written numerous histories of her native Suffolk and has given talks in the county for over thirty years. She lives in Ipswich.