Download e-book for iPad: Ask the Past: Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from by Elizabeth P. Archibald

By Elizabeth P. Archibald

ISBN-10: 0316298875

ISBN-13: 9780316298872

Need to know easy methods to backyard with lobsters? tips on how to sober up? develop a beard? or just how one can make an ideal omelet? glance no additional. relatively, glance backward.

Based at the well known web publication, Ask the Past is stuffed with the knowledge of the ages--as good because the fad diets, zany pickup strains, and bacon Band-Aids of the a long time. Drawn from centuries of old texts through historian and bibliophile Elizabeth P. Archibald, Ask the Past bargains a pleasant array of recommendation either clever and weird.

Whether it's eighteenth-century bedbug suggestion (sprinkle mattress with gunpowder and permit smolder), price range model advice of the center a long time (save at the outfits, splurge at the handbag) or a sixteenth-century primer on seduction (hint: do no move gas), Ask the Past is a wildly interesting consultant to existence from the folks who lived it first.

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She skipped out of the room and tossed herself on to the big, green, overstuffed chair by the fireplace. She picked up a hot chocolate with extra whipped cream and chocolate sprinkles and slurped it loudly. The extra whipped cream made interestingly gross noises as she inhaled it. t need it,? Jackson whispered to himself. He studied the ordinary-looking brown book in his other hand. It felt cool and heavy. He turned it one way and then the other. It felt like a very important book. Have you found what you are looking for, sir??

T know what to say or think in that particular situation. So he said nothing. s hand eagerly. Come on, I love the buffet.? Jackson followed Meeka to the other side of the cafeteria to a long table of assorted foods. s hands. Oh? goodness. ve ever seen. Imagine this superlong table is filled, I mean, fiiiillllllllleddddddd with food. Every kind of food you can imagine. How on earth are you possibly going to decide? How on earth am I possibly going to decide?? said Jackson half to himself, half to Meeka.

Sir Shaw looked at the book on the counter, and then fixed his dark blue eyes on Jackson. And what is it exactly that you were looking for, sir?? he asked, one bushy white eyebrow arching. Jackson exploded. t looking for anything! You sent me to the ASK section and you offered me a trade and I got ripped off! There is nothing in this book! s empty! I helped you, and I got nothing in return! I almost threw up!? Sir Shaw glanced down at the book again. Nothing is in it at all, sir?? No! Nothing is in it at all!?

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