The book covers room by room. Sometimes the author compares the demands of housewives with his life. I laughed out loud when I read her comparison of kott requirements, to the author’s kott content.
The Fredrikstad Library comes with good advice for those who love to read – there may be books you may not even know existed. This week’s recommendation is “The Housewife’s Book: Reunion with Norway’s Forgotten Workplace” by Iris Foro.
In 1960, 55 percent A Norwegian over 15 housewife. What exactly have they been doing all day? The Housewife takes us on a journey back to the Norwegian homes of the 1950s and 1960s.
The Norwegian Housewives weren’t a bunch of lazy women drinking coffee and talking about gossip all day long. The work was heavy, varied and very extensive. The daily life of housewives was full of demands and instructions. Fireplaces, potted plants, window washing and clothing care. Everything has clear instructions for use.
We follow technology Development and knowing how easy it is to work with a washing machine, refrigerator, electric stove and not least running water.
social pressure It was strong. It was important to have a home that was at least as nice as the neighbor. Everything should shine. By all means, one should not be seen as lazy.
The book deals with room by room. Sometimes the author compares the demands of housewives with his life. I laughed out loud when I read her comparison of kott requirements, to the author’s kott content.
I recommend the book For anyone interested in women’s history. Special recommendation goes to ladies themselves, kids and young adults in their fifties and sixties. The book contains many beautiful pictures. This makes it particularly suitable for dementia. This is the book you should bring with you the next time you visit a nursing home.
in the Library You can find the book on the «Dementia rack». Here we have collected books that are especially suitable for people with dementia to read.
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