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  • Hardcover
  • 304
  • Ask the Past
  • Elizabeth P. Archibald
  • en
  • 13 May 2019
  • 9780316298896

10 thoughts on “Ask the Past

  1. says:

    This is a short but delightful and sometimes funny book based on a blog called Ask The Past In it the author shares some unusual some touching and some rather odd advice from the days gone by on subjects as diverse as getting rid of bed bugs I wouldn't advise following THEIR advise though the bed and house may go down in flames picking up women treating ailments and the best way to clothe yourself fasionably without a lot of moneyIt's a u

  2. says:

    Historian Elizabeth P Archibald does a wonderful job in “Ask the Past” of showing that history can be fun and entertaining Her collection of some of the bestworst excerpts from antiue etiuette and advice books and pamphlets along with accompanying illustrations had me laughing so hard that I could not breathe Her snarky “trans

  3. says:

    I received this book through Goodreads First Reads The bits of advice from the past are comically enough on their own but the commentary for each adds to the entertainment

  4. says:

    This short collection of random tips tricks from the Middle Ages Late Renascence was simply delicious I read it br

  5. says:

    This is yet another case of cool blog got a book deal and it has some of the problems intrinsic to this genre Which is things which are charming when published in bits and pieces over time in a blog doesn’t necessarily make any sense as a book The blog publishes interesting bits and bobs of bad advice from historical books and manuals and then we all have a giggle at how silly they are The blog publishes them randomly

  6. says:

    This was a light enjoyable read I highly recommend it for anyone who has an interest in lives of people hundreds of years ago And of course who can resist advice on how to teach your cat tricks or tell if someone is dead? Note I received this book from a First Reads giveaway

  7. says:

    I won this book and it is hilarious It will be passed on to many friends

  8. says:

    Coffee table book It's pretty funny but I don't feel like finishing it when I could read books with a plot

  9. says:

    When I won an advanced copy of Ask the Past in a drawing I was thrilled thrilled not because it was one of the few

  10. says:

    I found it simply amazing the advice and beliefs that were used centuries past What seems absurd to us now was common back then Makes me glad to be alive now verses then Though to be fair i'm sure 100 years from now they'll look back and wonder at the crazy things we doarc from NetGalley

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Ask the Past

Want to know how to garden with lobsters How to sober up Grow a beard Or simply how to make a perfect omelet Look no further Rather look backward Based on the popular blog Ask the Past is full of the wisdom of the ages as well as the fad diets zany pickup lines. I received this book through Goodreads First Reads The bits of advice from the past are comically enough on their own but the commentary for each adds to the entertainment

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And bacon Band Aids of the Ask the PDF ages Drawn from centuries of antiue texts by historian and bibliophile Elizabeth P Archibald Ask the Past offers a delightful array of advice both wise and weird Whether it's eighteenth century bedbug advice sprinkle bed. This was a light enjoyable read I highly recommend it for anyone who has an interest in lives of people hundreds of years ago And of course who can resist advice on how to teach your cat tricks or tell if someone is dead Note I received this book from a First Reads giveaway

free read Ask the Past

With gunpowder and let smolder budget fashion tips of the Middle Ages save on the clothes splurge on the purse or a sixteenth century primer on seduction hint do no pass gas Ask the Past is a wildly entertaining guide to life from the people who lived it first.. I won this book and it is hilarious It will be passed on to many friends