Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do

Back in the Day: 101 Things Everyone Used to Know How to Do

by Michael Powell

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Overview

Today's modern conveniences make life easier—but have they caused us to lose vital skills our ancestors took for granted? When was the last time you plucked a chicken for dinner? Dug a well to get fresh water? Defended a castle? The time has come to reacquaint ourselves with the past. Here, in a charmingly nostalgic volume, are 101 fascinating things that we've forgotten how to do, along with easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions to enlighten us. Some are practical, such as shearing a sheep. Others are fun, like playing hopscotch. And still more reveal how folks used to behave—would you know the rules of etiquette at a medieval banquet? You'll be captivated by the ancient tips, time-tested advice, and bygone suggestions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781454910701
Publisher: Fall River Press
Publication date: 11/05/2013
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 822,060
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 7.10(h) x 0.70(d)

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