We’ve just bought this great little book at the local market. Initially, it was the front cover that grabbed our attention – an eye-popping red & yellow – you couldn’t really miss it!!
Before we opened it we guessed it must have dated from the 1950s/60s period. And so it turned out, being published by Thomson Newspapers Ltd in 1960.
It’s called ‘Alice about the House’ and as the name suggests, features Alice and all manner of domestic challenges.
Various scenarios spring up from the perfect sponge cake to electrocution!
Much of it takes the form of comic strips.
The illustrations are fabulous – and so are some of the story lines.
As you might guess, it’s full of handy hints. Some are still relevant today, others belong to a bygone era. Both aspects make it a very entertaining read – the price is £10 including UK postage for anyone interested.