Gin & Juice: The Victorian Guide to Parenting

Author(s): Beach

Humour

Learn the importance of routine from Gertrude Fjord-Mettod, how to Have It All from Queen Victoria (mother of seventeen and Empress of India), how to tell which twin is the Good One and which the Evil, how to turn a Bad Seed into a Good Egg, how to take your charge from Infancy to Infantry (3-21), and of course all about the Medicinal benefits of Gin and Tobacco. Liberally sprinkled with authentically hilarious Victoriana illustrations, including advertisements for Bob the Empire Builder toys ('Can we annex it? Yes we can!'), 'Who's the Pater' longjohns and the amazing steam-powered breast pump (no fatalities since April!), Gin & Juice will make parents everywhere wish it were 1896.

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Thanks to this attractive and authoritative compendium, hapless modern-day parents will at last profit from the wisdom of an era when Britain led the world in matters of industry, empire and child-rearing...

Praise for W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo: 'A happy marriage of Tyers's surreal wordplay and ornate Victoriana by the illustrator Beach, this little volume is a delight' Daily Telegraph 10 Best Sporting Books of 2010 'Wonderfully and authentically illustrated' Observer

Tyers and Beach met at Sir John Paul Getty's private cricket ground. Tyers was opening the batting; Beach was eyeing up the cake stand. A shared love of wordplay and ironic anachronism ensured their collaboration continued beyond the tea interval, onto the acclaimed W.G. Grace Ate My Pedalo and beyond.

General Fields

  • : 9781408824344
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : 0.229
  • : January 2012
  • : 180mm X 120mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : April 2012
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Beach
  • : Hardback
  • : 1
  • : 649.10207
  • : 160
  • : Illustrations, map