Don'ts for Husbands and Don'ts for Wives are facsimile editions of the original books published by A&C Black in 1913. Each pocket-sized book contains hundreds of snippets of entertaining advice for a happy marriage, which rings true almost 100 years after it was written.
The reissued titles are ideal Christmas stocking fillers, and gifts for weddings, engagements and anniversaries.
Advice appears under the following chapters:
2. How to Avoid Discord
4. Financial Matters
5. Evenings at Home
11. Household Management
'Among the bon mots there is much wisdom. They would make great stocking fillers, or wedding anniversary gifts!' Good Book Guide (October 2007)
“Offers...not-so-outdated tips on achieving marital bliss, from not making him jealous to not laughing when she asks to drive the car.” —Vanity Fair
“Words of wisdom for a happy marriage from nearly a century ago…The advice comes from a set of guidebooks on marriage written on the eve of the First World War…Penned by Blanche Ebbutt in 1913, they were first published at a time when women stayed at home while their husbands went out to work. Times have changed since then, but the advice could be considered as relevant today as ever.” —The Daily Mail