Penguin Book


The Thrift Book

India Knight

Feeling poor because of recession? Feeling guilty because of global warming? Feeling like you'd quite like to tighten your belt, but aren't quite ready to embrace DIY macramé handbags? No need to panic. Put down the economy mince and buy this book instead - it's a blueprint for living beautifully while saving money and easing your conscience. It will show you: how to make wonderful dinners with very little money; how to grow things, make jams, chutneys and pickles and how to can vegetables and fruit; how to dress on a budget and still look fabulous; how to make the most of living in a community, from borrowing preserving pans to starting a toy-swapping group; how to holiday in new and imaginative ways; how to make your own fun, from crafts to making presents, from parties to affordable pampering; and how to manage your money - because, frankly, it's about time we all got a grip. India Knight (no slouch when it comes to extravagance) shows you how even a dedicated consumer and child of the more-is-more 1980s can mend her ways, embrace the New Thrift, and find her life - and bank balance - dramatically improved in the process.

India Knight is bestselling the author of My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, The Shops and Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet. She is a high-profile columnist for The Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

Division
Penguin
Publication date
06/11/2008
Category
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Hobbies and Crafts
Format TPS
216 x 153mm
Illustrations
integrated
Extent
272
US
Penguin
Translation
Penguin
Rights sold
Danish
German
Italian
Film
.United Agents LLP
Serial
Penguin
Audio (Unabridged)
.United Agents LLP
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