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Books selected for indulgence, entertainment - and advice! Perfect presents for eccentrics everywhere - and irresistible gifts to oneself. We have thrilling facsimile books on proper old-fashioned cookery, how to survive a train crash, rat catching, self-medication, on foraging, entomophagy (yes, really!), shopping in 1938, cats, etiquette, love, marriage - and so much more …

Publishers currently featured include Pryor Publishing and Persephone Books.

 

 

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Barker's Autumn Book 1938

£3.25

Barker's Autumn Book 1938

Product Code: BARNNTCD11

  In 1938, the swanky department store 'Barker's' was putting the finishing … More info

Boy's Book of Trades

£14.95

Boy's Book of Trades

Product Code: BOYNMU6Z62

  The perfect gift for the Grandpa who you thought had everything? This beautifully put … More info

Don't: A Manual of Mistakes & Improprieties

£5.40

Don't: A Manual of Mistakes & Improprieties

Product Code: DONZZEYR14

  It's amazing how many faux pas you can commit without even realising it! In fact, … More info

Every Man His Own Doctor

£4.50

Every Man His Own Doctor

Product Code: EVE3U0YR71

  Please do take this book with a dose of aloes and a pinch of salt! That said, there ar… More info

Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-Catcher

£5.20

Full Revelations of a Professional Rat-Catcher

Product Code: FULI2DXY78

  An excellent book to fill your idle moments with amazement and awe! Filled with incred… More info

Good Food on the Aga

£12.00

Good Food on the Aga

Product Code: GOOISIL117

  By Ambrose Heath, a legend of cookery writing. And if I tell you I had to break for pa… More info

Good Things in England

£12.00

Good Things in England

Product Code: GOO0SLHC95

  "A Practical Cookery Book for Everyday Use, Containing Tradtional and Regional Re… More info

Hands and How to Read Them

£6.50

Hands and How to Read Them

Product Code: HAN7TG4D55

  This full and painstaking account of the art of palmistry and its applications is the … More info

How to Run Your Home Without Help

£12.00

How to Run Your Home Without Help

Product Code: HOW3O6XC64

  Here's where we discover that work/life balance is not a new problem - and in Kay … More info

How to Take Care of your Clothes

£3.95

How to Take Care of your Clothes

Product Code: RMTB1

5.0 average, based on 1 reviews

Our first ever 'Retro Metro Technobook', as loved by Vogue! With 'How to Take Car… More info

How to Take Care of Your Clothes (Electric)

£3.95

How to Take Care of Your Clothes (Electric)

Product Code: RMTB1e

  Our first ever 'Retro Metro Technobook', now available as an electr… More info

Kitchen Essays

£12.00

Kitchen Essays

Product Code: KIT3U9VC68

  By Agnes Jekyll, sister-in-law of legendary garden designer Gertrude, 'Kitchen Ess… More info

Old Aunt Elspa's ABC

£3.95

Old Aunt Elspa's ABC

Product Code: OLDX0BGO9

  Insanity and genius! First published in 1884, but recalling the style of a century ear… More info

Our Native England

£4.75

Our Native England

Product Code: OUR4QQ255

  Beginning with the ancient Britons and dealing with each period and Monarch in turn, t… More info

Rescue for Passengers

£3.75

Rescue for Passengers

Product Code: RESMEJIO80

  Essential reading for train travellers - especially those using the old Network Southe… More info

Round About a Pound a Week

£12.00

Round About a Pound a Week

Product Code: ROUFJPCQ74

  By Maud Pember Reeves, a founding Fabian and prominent women's Suffragist. In 1913… More info

Spectropia

£5.25

Spectropia

Product Code: SPEE3XV03

  Before the days of electricity we could still experience the marvels of the virtual wo… More info

The Child Life Cook Book

£9.95

The Child Life Cook Book

Product Code: THEP30824

  The modern breed of children's cookery book can be rather tiresome, with its appar… More info

The Country Housewife's Book

£12.00

The Country Housewife's Book

Product Code: THEHW3XF67

  "How to make the Most of Country Produce and Country Fare, by Lucy H Yates."… More info

The Cowslip (Cautionary Stories in Verse)

£5.20

The Cowslip (Cautionary Stories in Verse)

Product Code: THEV3PY884

  An absolutely charming little volume dating from 1811, the year of publication of Jane… More info

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