National Trust History & Heritage - Mothballs and Elbow Grease

Hardback

A fascinating, attractively illustrated collection of household sayings with their origins and meanings.

A charming, attractively illustrated collection of household sayings with their origins and meanings.

Mothballs and Elbow Grease explores the impact and influence of domestic chores and household items that have become woven into the fabric of everyday life and speech.

From the origins of words like 'charwoman' and 'pantry' to those turns of phrase which have acquired a broader meaning, such as 'handle with kid gloves' and 'it will all come out in the wash', this fascinating book pieces together the intriguing background to many widely-used expressions which have their roots set in the domestic life of bygone days.

RRP: £6.99

ISBN

978-1-907892-16-5

Publication Date

05-05-2011

Format

Hardback

Pages

128 pages

Dimensions

126x166mm

Product Description

A fascinating, attractively illustrated collection of household sayings with their origins and meanings.

A charming, attractively illustrated collection of household sayings with their origins and meanings.

Mothballs and Elbow Grease explores the impact and influence of domestic chores and household items that have become woven into the fabric of everyday life and speech.

From the origins of words like 'charwoman' and 'pantry' to those turns of phrase which have acquired a broader meaning, such as 'handle with kid gloves' and 'it will all come out in the wash', this fascinating book pieces together the intriguing background to many widely-used expressions which have their roots set in the domestic life of bygone days.

Author

National Trust Books