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The Art and Science of Keeping House
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About The Book
"Home Comforts is to the house what Joy of Cooking is to food." —USA TODAY
For the first time in nearly a century, here is an engaging and comprehensive book about housekeeping. Far from a dry how-to manual, nor a collection of odd tips and hints, a history book, or an encyclopedia compiled by a committee or an institute, Home Comforts is a readable guide for both beginners and experts of all the domestic arts. Including choosing fabrics, cleaning china, keeping the piano in tune, making a good fire, folding a fitted sheet, setting the dining room table, keeping surfaces free of germs, watering plants, removing stains—this guide covers everything that modern people might want to do for themselves in their homes.
Further topics include: making up a bed with hospital corners, expert recommendations for safe food storage, reading care labels (and sometimes carefully disregarding them), keeping your home free of dust mites and other allergens, home safety and security, this is a practical, good-humored, philosophical, even romantic, guidebook to the art and science of household management.
- Publisher: Scribner (November 4, 1999)
- Length: 896 pages
- ISBN13: 9780743272384
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Raves and Reviews
"The bible of good housekeeping."
"Home Comforts is to the house what Joy of Cooking is to food."
-- USA Today
"Mesmerizing -- and, in its own way, revolutionary." -- Chicago Sun-Times
"An extraordinary achievement that has no peer in this century and may well have none in the next." -- Newsweek
"There's only one book to own if you want to be serious about your housekeeping: Cheryl Mendelson's magesterial HOME COMFORTS."
– Dwight Garner, The New York Times
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