The Complete Indian Housekeeper and Cook.
First published in 1888, an advice book for young memsahibs in India. Covers everything from how to manage servants to how to dress a wound. The ironic and entertaining tone of these two wise women must have been a comfort to readers. The book was very popular in its day and reveals the daily life of empire, British attitudes toward India, and details of household management. 352 pgs, hb, dj. OUP. 2010. NEW. $20.00