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The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book

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William F. Bigelow


A collection of articles from Good Housekeeping magazine, The Good Housekeeping Marriage Book focuses on the subject of marriage. With instr…

Christmas Holidays at Merryvale

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Alice Hale Burnett


“Toad” Brown, his brother, and their friends have a jolly time at the Christmas holidays. They daydream at a toy shop window, chop down a Ch…

The Cricket on the Hearth

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Charles Dickens


John Peerybingle, a carrier, lives with his wife Dot (who is much younger than he), their baby, their nanny Tilly Slowboy, and a mysterious …

A Christmas Carol (Version 03)

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Charles Dickens


Old miser Ebenezer Scrooge undergoes a major transformation after being visited by his deceased colleague Jacob Marley, who warns him to cha…

Food Guide for War Service at Home

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Katherine Blunt


"The long war has brought hunger to Europe; some of her peoples stand constantly face to face with starvation. To meet all this great f…

The Story of the Other Wise Man

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Henry van Dyke


You know the story of the Three Wise Men of the East, and how they travelled from far away to offer their gifts at the manger-cradle in Beth…

Cottage Economy

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William Cobbett


How can you tell when your pig is fat enough? Why should you never buy mustard? What's wrong with eating potatoes? Which is better, beer or …

The Birds' Christmas Carol

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Kate Douglas Wiggin


Carol Bird was born on Christmas Day. She has spent all of her 11 years putting others above herself, always finding ways to make their live…

Langstroth on the Hive and the Honey-Bee: A Bee Keeper's Manual

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L. L. Langstroth


Langstroth revolutionized the beekeeping industry by using bee space in his top opened hive. In the summer of 1851 he found that, by leaving…

Domestic Cookery, Useful Receipts, and Hints to Young Housekeepers

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Elizabeth E. Lea


The compiler of [this book] having entered early in life upon a train of duties, was frequently embarrassed by her ignorance of domestic aff…

The Feast of St. Friend

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Arnold Bennett


In The Feast of St. Friend, a Christmas book, Arnold Bennett shares his views on Christmas as the season of goodwill. As always, Bennett's w…

Our Cats and All About Them

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Harrison Weir


The Englishman Harrison Weir organized the first cat show in England in 1871. In 1887 he founded the National Cat Club and was its first Pre…

Culinary Herbs: Their Cultivation, Harvesting, Curing and Uses

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Maurice Grenville Kains


This book describes use and care, and growing of herbs for cooking, healing and other interesting miscellaneous information related to herbs…

What Dress Makes of Us

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Dorothy Quigley


A wickedly funny book of advice on women's dress. However old, fat or plain you are, Dorothy Quigley will tell you what not to wear. (Summar…

Bits About Home Matters

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Helen Hunt Jackson


This book is a collection of short observations by Helen Hunt Jackson, several with children and parenting as the subject matter. (Summary b…

Woman as Decoration

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Helen M. Urban


A guide for women to complement their dress to their surroundings, be it in their own home, on outings or on stage. (Summary by Julie VW)

History of Farming in Ontario

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C. C. James


This is a paper on the history of farming in Ontario. It take the reader through the early settlement from 1783 to the modern period of 1888…

Christmas Carol Collection 2006

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Various


The LibriVox community wants to bring you a special treat for the 2006 Holiday Season. Here is a collection of traditional Christmas carols …

Marion Harland's Complete Etiquette

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Marion Harland and Virginia Terhune Van de Water


Haven't you always wondered how to properly accept a formal dinner invitation? Perhaps you have a débutante under your wing, in which…

The Feast of Lights

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Emma Lazarus


LibriVox volunteers bring you 9 recordings of The Feast of Lights by Emma Lazarus. This was the Weekly Poetry project for December 18, 2011.…

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