When I helped my mum move from her home to a retirement village 23 years ago ( wow, it doesn't seem that long ago) I inherited some old books. They are not in good condition but they are fun to read in that they are so out of date with ideas.
This one is called," A Girl's Difficulties" and it belonged to my paternal grandmother.
Inside it reads, "Edith Fernley, Alma Road S. School, 11th March 1898"
It is a type of "what every young girl should know" book. Here is a sample of the advice: ......how great is the need for temperance in food and in drink, and in personal self government! ......Except in poorer classes, over-eating is the cause of which never should happen. No one should drink even water between meals except in greatest need.
So if she wants it to look like her, how does she earnestly look upon herself in the act of copulation???)
This post is linked to Sepia Saturday and the theme for this week is family bibles, books, hand me downs etc.