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"When being driven in a car, do not take it upon yourself to tell the driver how to drive. Your suggestions will very likely only upset him, and may lead to a serious accident. Leave him to do his job, and don't interfere."

Highly amusing little book - written in all seriousness in 1936 but very Cholmondley-Warner-esque in its outdated attitudes. This book provided many wonderful gems (including the above sample) for some light-hearted ribbing in my groom's speech when I got married.

Note that this book is clearly based on the earlier Don'ts for Wives, rewording the material of that work whilst adding some new stuff, so there is a lot of duplication between the two. The versions in the older work tend to be more amusing to my taste however - the versions in this newer book sometimes seem a little clumsy through having been reworded simply for the sake of rewording. It's definitely worth having both though.
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on 20 January 2016
I think this is a superb book and is packed with advice that every good wife/partner should follow to the letter to ensure a happy home. Unfortunately so far mine hasn't read it, which is a shame, but I am confident when she does, she will follow all the tips.
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on 31 December 2010
It's not the greatest piece of literature on the planet, given.
But it makes a pretty good wedding present.
As a once serious guide, it's pretty funny to compare to modern life.
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on 29 May 2011
AN IDEAL 'TONGUE IN CHEEK' BOOK FOR THE FUTURE BRIDE. I GOT A COPY FOR MY GOD DAUGHTER AS A GIFT FOR HER WEDDING IN 2 WEEKS & INTEND TO BUY ANOTHER FOR A FRIEND
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on 27 February 2015
Great little book with lots of humour and home truths. Finishing school is brought to you. Bought as a gift, arrived on time and well packaged. Any wife will become instantly better by reading this. This is a must read for every woman.
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on 5 January 2016
Its hard to leave a good review for an item like this without looking like a chauvinistic pig. It was bought as a gag gift in which it was perfect. Nice material used in the binding.
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on 5 September 2011
This little book is fun and entertaining for a hen party gift. Strangely, while most certainly outdated, it does contain some good tenets of what makes a good relationship.
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on 1 January 2012
I bought this for my god daughter as a present for her hen night. Much better than all the other tat that you can get. It amused many of the other people present.
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on 28 April 2016
Fabulous little book, ideal as a "gimmick" gift for a bride to be. Lots of funny stuff in there as long as you remind the bride not to take it seriously!
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on 7 January 2014
I bought this for my wife as a joke for Christmas and it went down very well with all except the wife! :-) I satirical little book that is quite funny in places.
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