(Sucking Eggs What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet Thrift Going Green) [PDF/EBOOK] Ì Patricia Nicol

  • Hardcover
  • 288
  • Sucking Eggs What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet Thrift Going Green
  • Patricia Nicol
  • English
  • 25 March 2020
  • 9780701182403

Patricia Nicol ¹ 4 characters

Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Patricia Nicol Patricia Nicol ¹ 4 characters Download Sucking Eggs What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet Thrift Going Green I consumerists dressed in Utility clothing They did thrift years before it became a fashion model's fad the second hand shop and the recycling bin were their invention Their heroic self sacrifices and the austerity measures that were put into place made a huge difference to this country's survival perhaps we should think about this as we face the different but arguably just as urgent challenges of this centurySucking Eggs is a colourful comparative history full of insights into the austerity years and the lessons we can learn from them today It's a creative look at two very different generations which show amazing similarities in their approaches to preserving their futures and an ever dwindling supply of resourc. Guides to beat the recession are two a penny at the moment and this offering reads like it was built from the title up which is often a recipe for disaster with or without powdered eggAs other reviews have mentioned vast swaths of the book are filled with extracts from other works which only goes to remind the reader that there are better written and researched books out there that you could be digesting instead of this mediocre affairThere are glaring mistakes both grammatical and historical while the writing style meanders from gratingly ingratiating to out and out dullMs Nicol betrays her life as a journalist in all the ways writing puff piece copy for years can abuse writing style It is also worth mentioning that the uotes heaping praise on the front and back cover of the book are mainly from publications she has written for in the past so the integrity of the Murdoch press remains undiminished

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Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Patricia Nicol Patricia Nicol ¹ 4 characters Download Sucking Eggs What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet Thrift Going Green A clever colourful comparative history showing us that when it comes to being green resourceful and eco friendly our grannies can show us the wayRecycling composting buying locally sourced food and vintage clothing checking air miles and carbon footprints our ever growing national obsession with being green healthy and preserving the planet is beginning to affect the way many of us shop travel and eat every day After decades of plenty we are now seeing signs that the good times might not last forever and that change is urgently needed It would seem that never before have we been in this position of having to impose so many personal if not government enforced rules to protect ourselves and the world we live in But. Amorphous concepts of going green bother me By contrast this book opens the eyes of its readers male or female or any combination thereof to lots of very practical and simple conscious personal actions which adopted and taken will satisfyingly save significant money time and resources That then frees up income to be spent on other things All we need to do is to stop and think and to learn again how to save rather than fritter and suander the resources made available to us We merely need to re learn the practical day to day knowledge of our parents grandparents great grandparents and great great grandparents Patricia Nicol takes her examples from the Home Front of the Second World War and post war rationing however much the same lessons would have been learnt during the First World War and indeed everyday life before thatWhat otherwise is the point of our now having children whom we profess to

Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Patricia Nicol

Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¹ Patricia Nicol Patricia Nicol ¹ 4 characters Download Sucking Eggs What Your Wartime Granny Could Teach You About Diet Thrift Going Green If we cast a glance backwards to the 1940s and 50s it is surprising and enlightening to discover that our grandparents and parents forced into austerity by the Second World War and its aftermath were resourceful thrifty and a rather dazzling shade of green In our age of globalisation climate change unprecedented consumption and limited resources the good news is that we do not have to look far back in our own history for a handy lesson in making seismic lifestyle changes Our grannies can show us the way They wasted almost nothing; they recycled; they bought locally; they 'dug for victory' and grew their own vegetables Theirs was not a disposable culture they made do and mended; they salvaged; they were early ant. A very interesting read full of insights on how people lived during the war