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Charm School - How to Make the Best of Yourself:

Charm School - How to Make the Best of Yourself: "Girl" 1951-1960

Author Unknown

£12.99  £2.00

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Book Details:
Publisher:Prion Books Ltd ISBN:9781853756245 Published Date:3rd September 2007 Dimensions:168 X 264 X 20 mm Weight:0.6216 kilograms Pages:128 Binding:Hardcover Illustrations:colour artworks throughout Condition:New

Short Description

Throughout the 1950s, Girl picture-strips "Charm School" and "Concerning You" offered firm guidance to young girls on how to make the best of themselves. This book gathers together the best of those strips for a tutorial in making the most of your skills and natural assets.

Full Description

'Did you know that the way you treat your feet today could very easily have an effect on the sort of woman you will be in ten or fifteen years from now?' Throughout the 1950s, Girl picture-strips "Charm School" and "Concerning You" offered firm guidance to young girls on how to make the best of themselves. Strict footcare regimes, daily manicures, sensible shoe shopping ('if bewildered by a wide choice of styles, always choose the plainest'), and good grooming were all instilled into Girl readers beginning to take an interest in their appearance, before any bad habits had a chance to set in. And for the young woman with ambitions beyond the home, the paper ran a careers advice picture strip, 'I Want To Be...', which each week would feature a suitable calling such as nurse, nanny, typist, receptionist, air hostess or riding teacher. This book gathers together the best of those strips for a complete tutorial in making the most of your skills and natural assets. For former Girl readers who didn't care for their feet perhaps this will be a painful reminder of where it all went wrong, but those who did can bask in the good sense offered by their favourite weekly paper all those years ago. And everybody else can enjoy the comedy.