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From Mother to Daughter: Traditional housekeeping for the modern home Paperback – Illustrated, 25 Sep 2009


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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Kyle Cathie (25 Sept. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1856268829
  • ISBN-13: 978-1856268820
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 2.2 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 364,401 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Vivienne Bolton was born in Durban, South Africa, the eldest of 6 children. She travelled to the UK in the 70's, and settled in a small Suffolk village where she raised her 5 children, who are now all quite grown up. Vivienne took to writing and designing when her youngest child started school, her first book The Doll House Decorator was published by Dorling Kindersley. Since then she has produced around 20 books - the latest of which From Mother to Daughter published by Kyle Cathie was published in October 2009. A seasonal book packed with recipes and housekeeping hints and embellished with personal comment, tales of a rich family upbringing this book epitomises all that is Vivienne Bolton. She continues to write, design, spending time with her daughters, friends and family. At present Vivienne lives in Norwich.

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Gorgeously photographed, it's proof that rediscovering making and baking doesn't require style sacrifices. --Josephine Fairley, YOU Magazine

About the Author

Vivienne Bolton learned much from her grandmother, a careful housekeeper who wasted nothing and earned her living as a dressmaker, baking bread, making preserves and growing mint on the kitchen windowsill to discourage flies from entering the house. A passionate painter and craftswoman with an insatiable curiosity for life, Vivienne has five children and has cooked in Bury St Edmunds and France, prepared beeswax polish, kept chickens, made soft cheeses and grown enough carrots to feed a community.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Sandra Miller on 19 Oct. 2009
Format: Paperback
This is a beautifully presented book full of wonderful ideas and recipes and helpful hints for straightfoward, simple housekeeping. This accessible book will help you create an attractive, fresh smelling healthy home environment as well as showing you how to utilise local, seasonal ingredients to best effect. All the recipes are easy to follow and the personal anecdotes that accompany them are a delight to read. This book de-mystifies many of the things that modern home-makers (like me) might feel are beyond their expertise and encourages the harnessing of nature to enable us to live a healthy and happy life. The recipes for tonics and creams were particularly appealing to me - I had never thought about boosting my energy levels by making a simple, natural tonic for myself from readily available ingredients or creating my own creams and perfumes. A pure delight from beginning to end.
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12 of 13 people found the following review helpful By S. Barnes on 21 Oct. 2009
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This jewel of a book is an utter delight. It reminds me of the best things from my childhood which should progress into every adulthood- deriving pleasure from the simple wonders of nature to make a luxurious life that has nothing to do with labels.

From creating delicious fruit cordials to making a ladybird house; enjoying cosying up to a proper wood fire, wrapped in a handmade blanket to eat nettle or the charmingly called Cinderella soup - this is the true stuff of life and what makes us deeply happy and content. Reading this is like having my mother hold my hand again or smelling the lavender on my grandmother's linen. It is at once nostalgic, modern, dreamy and practical. A bible created from the love of nature and lovingly written for the joy of life.
It's a book I want to share with my sisters and mother and one I would definitely give to a friend or one day even a daughter..
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Ms. K. J. Maher on 20 Oct. 2009
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'From Mother to Daughter' is a lovely treat- full of recipes, remedies and pearls of wisdom it provides everything that should be passed between a mother and daughter. Personally this book is something of a guilty pleasure as, despite being a "modern" girl, earning money etc. i still revel in indulging myself in learning about traditional housekeeping, cooking, baking and creatnig beautiful things. Vivienna Bolton seems to have written this book precisely for people like me; she lovingly teaches tradition whilst not appearing archaic or old fashioned.
Each page features beautiful photographs making the book not just a delight to read but a gorgeous book to look at and would be the pride of any kitchen or coffee table. I cannot wait to start creating jams and chocolates and hand creams from this book...jam first, no soup...no- lavender hand cream..NO rose hand cream...i can't wait to make EVERYTHING!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Judges on 27 Nov. 2009
Format: Paperback
I bought the book for my daughter and after reading it decided it was full of such great advice,ideas and recipes that I needed to keep it for myself and hand down to her later, thoroughly recommendable.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Daphne Williams on 19 Oct. 2009
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This book is full of wonderful recipies, useful tips and beautiful images. Split into seasons, I found the book easy to navigate and includes recipes (that actually work) and remmedies that I have not come by before. I think I will refer to this book in times of need for years to come, a lovely new addition to my bookshelf.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Nicola M. Nicolle on 1 Jan. 2010
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Its hard to describe how thrilled I was on opening this treasure of a book. I cant wait to put the ideas to work, I have already made the cough mixture for my father. Brilliant book with some quite wonderful little stories threading through the pages. x
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By VenusSpecimen on 17 Feb. 2011
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this is a lovely book to sit with with a decent cup of tea and a couple of hours to yourself, but then thats it. perhaps something to source from a library so you can return it when you're done.

its beautiful though, i'll give it that.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By E. Manuell on 19 Oct. 2009
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A beautifully written and illustrated book, which will make a wonderful Christmas stocking filler or gift at any time of year. The book is full of excellent and thrifty ideas - perfect for the current economic climate. Not being the most adept housewife in the world, this book has given me some great tips for around the home, such as getting rid of limescale and achieving crisp white sheets as well as more glamorous ideas for pampering oneself, such as making foot soaks and hair conditioners. The recipes which, like the tips throughout the book, are collected from around the world, look absolutely gorgeous and scarily simple. I can't wait to give them ago - I doubt even I can go too far wrong with them!
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