7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2005
What a unique collection. We're so bogged down these days with Atkins diets, horoscopes, feng shui, macrobiotics, yoga and all the rest - when all along Granny knew best! A treasure trove of no-nonsense tips on how to forecast the weather, make ice-cream, preserve fruit and veg, care for furniture, custom blend your own cosmetics, make glue, cure hundreds of common ailments from bad backs to bad breath and tons more! This is the best book of it's kind (and I've tried a few), laid out in helpful sections and presented in as close to 'Granny's language' as you could hope for. An absolute treasure with quaint little black & white line drawings throughout. A must for any cook, historian or housewife with a passion for finding the real solutions in life.