Ask the Past : Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear, Hardback

Ask the Past : Pertinent and Impertinent Advice from Yesteryear Hardback


Want to know how to garden with lobsters? How to sober up? Grow a beard? Or, simply, how to make a perfect cheesy omelette? Look no further than Ask the Past. From medieval headache remedies to Renaissance pick-up lines, Ask the Past brings you advice that will make you laugh out loud and shake your head in amazement.

Here are the answers to the questions you've always wanted to ask - 'How do I impress my boss?' or 'How do I put out a fire' - and some that you didn't know you needed to.

Brimming with insight and con brio zest, and illustrated with charming images from rare books, Ask the Past offers a surprising vision of the past, together with a hilarious menu of solutions to the knotty problems of the present -like how to kill a snake with a radish!


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Full colour throughout
  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780224101240



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