Do you know how to sew and knit, can you fix a zipper or hem trousers? Can you arrive home fresh from the board meeting to organise dinner for eight with an hour's notice, make your man's favourite cookies while doing the ironing? Can you look pristine and calm even when the souffle has sunk, the dog across the road is chewing your washing, your man is flirting with the younger woman next door, and your party guests have arrived an hour early? Thought no. Well, don't despair, here is all the information a wife needs to become a doyen of domesticity and perform these vital tasks with precision and effortless finesse. How to be a Domestic Goddess is a handbook to becoming the new superwoman. The well-selected, straightforward lessons presented here will smooth the transition, even for the sloppiest novice housewife to domestic goddess status.
Maeve Bradbury is a freelance journalist and copywriter, and the author of the popular blog "The Happy Houswife". Having worked as a professional cook in a previous existence, she is now living in domestic bliss with her husband and four sons in a crooked cottage in the Cotswolds.