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IrThere are glaring mistakes both grammatical and historical while the writing style meanders from gratingly ingratiating to out and out dullMs Nicol betrays her life as a journalist in all the ways writing puff piece copy for years can abuse writing style It is also worth mentioning that the uotes heaping praise on the front and back cover of the book are mainly from publications she has written for in the past so the integrity of the Murdoch press remains undiminished on this score as with *Many OthersThe Whole Enterprise * othersThe whole nterprise across as a desperate attempt to become an author without a clue of what to write about or how I get the impression that The Author Has Never Had author has never had live frugally in her life and whatever her grandmother could tell her would fall on deaf arsIn conclusion this book is so bad that I found myself "half wishing for world war three just so it could be superseded A "wishing for world war three just so it could be superseded A interesting read full of insights on how people lived during the war Amorphous concepts of going green bother me By contrast this book opens the yes of its readers male or female or any combination thereof to lots of very practical and simple conscious personal actions which adopted and taken will satisfyingly save significant money time and resources That then frees up income to be spent on other things All we need to do is to stop and think and to learn again how to save rather than fritter and suander the. If we cast a glance backwards to the 1940s and 50s it is surprising and nlightening to discover that our grandparents and parents forced into austerity by the Second World War and its aftermath were resourceful thrifty and a rather dazzling shade of green In our age of globalisation climate change unprecedented consumption and limited resources the good news is that we do not have to look far back in our own history for a handy lesson in making seismic lifestyle changes Our grannies can show us the way They wasted almost nothing; they recycled; they bought locally; they 'dug for victory' and grew their own vegetables Theirs was not a disposable culture they made do and mended; they salvaged; they were arly ant. ,


It was amazing to read how people specially women went through the worst recession ver during the wartime It s got great tips to improve our sustainability This one is staying in my library It opened my From Notes to Narrative eyes to the British homefront World War II Some parts are a dryer than others howver I believe it "IS A GEM IT ALSO HELPS EXPLAIN SOME "uite a gem It also helps xplain some the things that my grandmother does and some of the traditions now passed along to my familyI thinks that if you have any interest in WWII that this should be on your reading list This was a fascinating book Although I ve read many books about life on the homefront before there was plenty of new information in this one and the way it was brought to bear on suggestions for modern living was very interesting I fear that most of the suggestions are ones that I m already implementing though xcept for cold water only and only washing once a week I m not sure my husband and colleagues would be very impressed with that Guides to beat the recession are two a penny at the moment and this offering reads like it was built from the title up which is often a recipe for disaster with or without powdered ggAs other reviews have mentioned vast swaths of the book are *filled with xtracts from other works which only goes to remind the reader that there are better * with Hard Bread (Phoenix Poets (Paper)) extracts from other works which only goes to remind the reader that there are better and researched books out there that you could be digesting instead of this mediocre affa. A clever colourful comparative history showing us that when it comes to being green resourceful andco friendly our grannies can show us the wayRecycling composting buying locally sourced food and vintage clothing checking air miles and carbon footprints our ver growing national obsession with being green healthy and preserving the planet is beginning to affect the way many of us shop travel and at very day After decades of plenty we are now seeing signs that the good times might not last forever and that change is urgently needed It would seem that never before have we been in this position of having to impose so many personal if not government nforced rules to protect ourselves and the world we live in But. .
Resources made available to us We merely need to re learn the practical day to day knowledge of our parents grandparents great grandparents and great great grandparents Patricia Nicol takes her Foraging for Survival examples from the Home Front of the Second World War and post war rationing however much the same lessons would have been learnt during the First World War and indeedveryday life before thatWhat otherwise "Is The Point Of Our Now Having Children Whom We "the point of our now having children whom we to love and care for whilst at the same time we greedily selfishly and hatefully condemn them to grow up and make their way in a world that we have made into a far harsher Fragments environment of depleted resources oil in particular andconomic warfare than the one we knew What s the point of our spending longer and longer days at work precious time away from those we love only to too often see our hard arned lucre vanish in stressed fleeting hours devoid of lasting happiness and satisfactionThis absolutely isn t just another book of lessons in How absolutely isn t just another book of lessons in How Avoid Doom All That Instead it s ssentially a very thoughtful and practical book which describes all manner of satisfyingly practical ways of avoiding unnecessary waste based on what has actually been achieved in the past Who doesn t want To Leave Their Children leave their children world at least as good if not better than the one we ve inherited and to find within a deep inner satisfied peace in doing so at the same time. I consumerists dressed in Utility clothing They did thrift years before it became a fashion model's fad the second hand shop and the recycling bin were their invention Their heroic self sacrifices and the austerity measures that were put into place made a huge difference to this country's survival perhaps we should think about this as we face the different but arguably just as urgent challenges of this centurySucking Eggs is a colourful comparative history full of insights into the austerity years and the lessons we can learn from them today It's a creative look at two very different generations which show amazing similarities in their approaches to preserving their futures and an ver dwindling supply of resourc.

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