25 Dec 2006 – Christmas present from Matt

I got my friend Catherine to choose a book for Matt to buy me when she went to the Persephone shop for me before coming up to visit. Matt was worried this was a pointed title, till I explained that the “Help” involved is “servants”. I have now asked him to sort out the coal, however!

This is a reprint of a 1949 book, so right in the setup for the Feminine Mystique, claiming that it’s an all day job to keep a house nice. It serves as a great background to those Persephone books set in the domestic sphere, and actually inspired me to do some housework at the weekend!