A 1950s Housewife: Marriage and Homemaking in the 1950s

Author(s): Sheila Hardy

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Being a housewife in the 1950s was quite a different experience to today. After the independence of the wartime years, women had to leave their jobs when they married and support their husband by creating a spotless home, delicious meals and an inviting bedroom. A 1950s Housewife collects heart-warming personal anecdotes from women who embarked on married life during this fascinating post-war period, providing a trip down memory lane for any wife or child of the 1950s. This book will prove an eye-opener for those who now wish they had listened when their mothers attempted to tell them stories of the 'old days', and will provide useful first-hand accounts for those with a love of all things kitsch and vintage. From ingenious cleaning tips, ration-book recipes and home decor inspiration, the homemaking methods of the fifties give an entertaining and poignant insight into the lives of 1950s women.


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Sheila Hardy was a teacher before she became a wife and mother in the 1950s. She is the author of "A 1950s Mother."

General Fields

  • : 9780750964142
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : The History Press Ltd
  • : October 2015
  • : 174mm X 111mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sheila Hardy
  • : Paperback
  • : 305.436409045
  • : 176
  • : 10 black & white illustrations