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- Description'No. It's t possible. Nobody could ever have lived on a hundred pounds a year! Whenever would that have been?'. A hundred pounds a year, in 1873 when this wonderful little book was first published, is the equivalent of around GBP10,000 in 2010 money. The author, whose French m-de-plume translates as 'hope', shows us that it could be done then, just as today's 'thrift advisors' demonstrate it can be done in modern credit-crunch Britain. Espoir rents her house. She has a live-in servant. She wears bespoke clothes and shoes, made for her by a local seamstress and cobbler. And she manages to save. Importantly, Espoir is prudent but t mean. And she's charitable, giving regularly to those who are needy. Most of Espoir's thoughts and advice are still amazingly appropriate to all of our lives. We never lose the feeling that the author is opening up her financial life t for self-aggrandizing or vain reasons, but solely to offer a humble example, to inspire, and to give 'espoir' to those who need it. For the first time in 140 years, Gunpowder Press is proud to place Espoir's wonderful handbook to thrifty living before a readership which can w learn that advice about saving the pennies is a timeless art.
- PublisherGunpowder Press
- Date of Publication01/06/2010
- SubjectUnclassifiable: WZ BIC
- Place of PublicationStroud
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintGunpowder Press
- Width110 mm
- Height160 mm
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