Written over one hundred years ago this book is not at all politically correct, it is certain that many of the attitudes of the authors would now be considered outdated. It is equally certain however that it was written with the best of intentions, a good heart and lots of fun!
Many of the crafts and activities detailed within are currently undergoing a revival as people seek to reconnect with the satisfaction of making beautiful and practical objects themselves. The games too are equally fun, as group entertainment is just as enjoyable now as it was then.
In addition to its value for its own sake this book provides us with a fascinating insight into the world of its times. Not only by telling us what young girls should (and therefore by omission should not) have been doing but by giving us the chance to experience the very same activities our great-grandparents might have enjoyed. There is certainly no better way to understand a person, or the past, than by experiencing it.
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