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Marjorie Bligh's Home

Hints On Managing Everything


Published: 24th October 2012
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Best known as the inspiration for Dame Edna Everage, Marjorie Bligh is an eccentric and unstoppable tour de force in Australian homemaking.

Want to prevent blistered heels when going without stockings? Rub your damp heels with a cake of laundry soap.

In Housewife Superstar, Danielle Wood introduced us to the life (three husbands, Campbell Town and Devonport dream homes, inspiration for Dame Edna Everage) and work (countless writings, prizes, cakes, and things knitted, crocheted, sewed) of Mrs Marjorie Bligh: domestic goddess, original recessionista and all-round force of nature.

The follow-up, Home, collects the finest Marjorie moments in hints, advice, recipes, poems, gardening and travel, all reproduced as facsimile pages from her many famed self-published books—and with new photographs, celebrity appearances and a special foreword by the great lady, now ninety-five, herself.

Joining Marjorie Bligh’s foreword to Home are guest appearances by:
Margaret Fulton
Kaz Cooke
Bob Brown
Brian Thomson
Merle Parrish
Michael Hodgman
Rachael Treasure
Abby Fraser

If you have yet to discover the wonder that is Marjorie Bligh, waste no more time—for, as she says, time is ‘the greatest gift you have’.

About the Author

Danielle Wood is the author of a novel, The Alphabet of Light and Dark (2003; winner of the Australian/Vogel and Dobbie awards); a collection of short stories, Rosie Little’s Cautionary Tales for Girls (2006); and a non-fiction work, Housewife Superstar: The Very Best of Marjorie Bligh (2011). She lives in Hobart and teaches at the University of Tasmania.



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    Comments about Marjorie Bligh's Home:

    I love her little bits of useful info that I would not have thought of and her comments are classic. I would have loved to have met her.

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    'Bligh is a Tasmanian institution... [HOME] is a mixture of good sense, kitsch and the gobsmacking.' * Sunday Age and Sun Herald * 'Want to know how to bake prize-winning lamingtons, make parsnip wine, cure a hangover, maintain a relationship, rear a cockatoo and weave a mat out of plastic bead bags? Marjorie is your lady, and this is your book.' * Frankie Magazine * `Prepare to become obsessed with Marjorie. She's a human fascinator-one she made herself.' -- Kaz Cooke `[Marjorie Bligh] casts her immense creativity, originality and insight to the world, come what may.' -- Rodney Croome `I don't think Edna has ever admired anybody as much as she admires Marjorie Bligh.' -- Barry Humphries

    Want to prevent blistered heels when going without stockings? Rub your damp heels with a cake of laundry soap.

    To protect your recipe books, place the open book inside a transparent plastic bag to keep the pages clean.

    In a pinch, a teaspoon of bicarbonate of soda added to a cup of cold water acts as an effective underarm deodorant...

    ISBN: 9781922079077
    ISBN-10: 1922079073
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 260
    Published: 24th October 2012
    Publisher: Text Publishing Co
    Country of Publication: AU
    Dimensions (cm): 19.8 x 12.9  x 2.3
    Weight (kg): 0.43
    Edition Number: 1