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The Book That Shall Not Be Read


I have this book and I haven't the remotest will to actually read it!




I wound up buying it on a visit to Sotherans.
I think that I must have liked the illustrations and the thought of owning such an item.





Sometimes, I whisk through it and giggle at the "advice" bound within it.



How different our times are.



Perhaps I should walk around London with it and use it as a weapon when I come across some brutish personality that won't get out of my way! I jest!!


18 comments:

  1. I would totally read this just to have a laugh! I've read a similar book once, about how a lady should behave from the 1800's... it's just INSANE how different everything is now. THANK F***.

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  2. Its a beautiful book! It reminds me of the one we found in the pump rooms gift shop?
    'A woman can never be to fine, while she is all in white' - oh dear thought I, I do adore white and wear it so often, but its always covered in pink lipstick, bronzer and blusher

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  3. The illustrations do look really pretty. Sometimes I buy books just because of the illustrations too :D

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  4. Indeed a charming book of its time. Nice historical reference and the illustrations are great. Xxxx

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  5. It is a womans right to decide on the degree of the acquaintance!!!! HAhah I stick by this from now on =D

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  6. LMAO.....you are too funny. I've never read a Jane Austen book either.

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  7. I love the picture with 'It is always the lady's right do decide on the degree of acquaintance'...
    *"Friends with benefits? No way!" she seems to say...and walks snobbishly away*

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  8. The illustrations are lovely. I would have bought it just for a good laugh.

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  9. Bahaha! I love the trollopy looking maidservant, i think i'm more like her...
    ;)

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  10. Oh man, I was BORN to someday play the part of a "trollopy-looking maidservant"...LOVE HER!

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  11. hahah! i love the little captions. and i LOVE the pictures. water color is always beautiful to me, i'd love to learn how but i don't think i have that much patience.

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  12. one week: follow the advice in it for one week and drive your hub crazy...

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  13. aahah I "trollop" - i forgot how delightful that word is to say xD it literally trips off my tongue~

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  14. lol i am read jane austen pride and prejudice right now... i am on a jane austen high!!

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  15. Haha, why won't you read the book ? Not a fan of Jane Austen ? The illustrations are lovely ;-) Water colours always do it for me.

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  16. What a gem of a book -- amusing in its dated social norms but illustrated so beautifully!
    http://thefoolishaesthete.blogspot.com

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  17. "Trollopey-looking maidservant"? Something of an anachronism, surely? A girl out of her time . . . Little Bobs

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