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Mini Dont’s Book - dolly mama boutique

Mini Dont’s Book


These tiny, pocket-sized books are facsimiles of original, 20th-century editions. While many sayings are quirkily of-their-time, many contain wisdom that rings true more than 100 years after they were written. 

Hardcover, 80 pages.


Inside you can find advice on topics such as habits, jealousy, household management, hobbies and even hints on finance. There is much wisdom to be taken from this little book to ensure matrimonial bliss:

'Don't forget to be your wife's best friend as well as her husband. True friendship in marriage does away with all sorts of trouble.'

'Don't insist upon having the last word. If you know when to drop an argument, you are a wise man.'

'No doubt you are a very clever fellow, and it is an education for her to listen to you, but she also may have some views worth mentioning.'


Advice ranges from technique and fashion to etiquette on the course and in the Club House, and provides an entertaining snapshot of life in 1920s Britain.

'Don't over-indulge yourself in eating and drinking during the non-golfing days, and then expect to work off excess by "a good game of Golf." You may play Golf of sorts, but it will not be a good game.'

'Don't make Golf your sole topic of conversation. There are a few otherwise quite intelligent persons who are non-golfers. You will never make converts if you bore non-players to distraction by for ever talking of the Royal and Ancient Game.'

'Don't blame your clubs for faults of your own that may be easily corrected if you analyze your methods of using the implements.'

'Don't keep up a running fire of conversation during the round. Golf is a game in which thought is necessary and silence is preferable to chatter.'